Below you will find resources and links pertaining to employment for people with disabilities. Learn about finding employment laws and regulations, interview tips and more.
Federal Agencies and Other Organizations:
The federal government website for comprehensive information about disability-related programs, including employment.
A sub-cabinet level policy agency in the United States Department of Labor, whose mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
A collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations dedicated to advancing sustainable individual and systems-level change to improve competitive, integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency for adults with disabilities.
Leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
Works to ensure that transition age youth are provided full access to high quality services in integrated settings to gain education, employment and independent living.
Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE)
APSE’s mission is to advance employment and self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities.
Formerly NISH, SourceAmerica is a leading source of job opportunities for people with significant disabilities.
A wide range of employment-related advice and resources from CareerBuilder!
Place where those with disabilities who are seeking employment, employers looking to hire people with disabilities, service providers and more all connect.
A division of ABILITY Magazine that has a long history of bringing employers and job seekers with disabilities together.
Tips for youth and young adults with disabilities interested in starting a career with the federal government, from FindYouthInfo.gov.
Advice from Robin Bennett, as featured on FriendshipCircle.org.
Tips and resources of finding the right job– beginning at determining the right jobs, discussing interview preparations and what to do after you land the job.
Laws and Regulations:
Title I of the ADA requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide qualified individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from the full range of employment-related opportunities available to others. For example, it prohibits discrimination in recruitment, hiring, promotions, training, pay, social activities, and other privileges of employment. It restricts questions that can be asked about an applicant’s disability before a job offer is made, and it requires that employers make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities, unless it results in undue hardship. Learn more about the ADA and Employment.
Knowing Your Rights:
The ADA: Your Employment Rights as a Person with a Disability
An overview of protections in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.guaranteed to workers with disabilities under the ADA.
The ADA: Guide for Employers
An overview for employers about the rights of employees with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
EEOC Disability Discrimination
Fact sheet on what constitutes disability discrimination in the workplace, how to file a grievance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and more.
Tips and resources from Disability.gov.
Interviewing Techniques for Students with Disabilities
Helpful tips regarding resumes, job leads, interviews and more from Regis University.
From Jacky Cohen, Academic and Community Liason, as featured on Experiencecle.com.
ODEP “Disclosing Your Disability” Webcast
Get perspectives from individuals with a range of disabilities regarding disability disclosure and accommodations requests.
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Employment for People with Physical Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking people with cerebral palsy who are currently unemployed.
The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities. Through education and assistance, AgrAbility helps to eliminate (or at least minimize) obstacles that inhibit success in production agriculture or agriculture-related occupations.
Free Resume Templates – This site has a large variety of different resume design samples, and even a guide to help the user decide which type of resume to use based on work and educational experiences, as well as career aspirations.