Youth with Disabilities: Employment
NCWD/Youth is your source for information about employment and youth with disabilities.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) offers information about the rights and responsibilities of employees, and the types of discrimination they may face.
This office in the U.S. Department of Labor offers a wealth of resources for youth, including:
- The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) for College Students with Disabilities connects employers with college students and recent graduates with disabilities. The program offers a series of short videos to help young people with disabilities navigate the job search process. The videos address such topics as using social media, disability disclosure and requesting reasonable accommodations, internships, time management, job etiquette, and dressing for success.
- "Federal Schedule A Hiring Authority Fact Sheet: Tips for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities Interested in Starting Career with the Federal Government"
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) sponsors DMD, a national program that promotes career development for students and job-seekers with disabilities through job shadowing and hands-on career exploration.
ENTRY POINT! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business.
The NCLD/Youth offers a variety of resources, including the publication "Internships: The On-Ramp to Employment."
This project of the Great Lakes ADA Center is designed to help young adults with disabilities achieve success in employment. The site features self-paced tutorials, expert advice, a moderated online course, and video resources to develop job-seeking strategies.