Career Resources Related to Disability

Do you often think about getting a job after you graduate? Ever wonder if or when you should talk to your employer about your disability (disclosure)? If you’re like most students, you’ve probably had thoughts and questions about one or all of these things at some point, so we compiled a list of helpful resources that can help guide you along the way. Below are resources about disclosure, job and internship opportunities, the federal hiring process, and national organizations that focus on disability. Utilize these resources to learn more about your rights, career opportunities, best practices, and how to navigate disability in the workplace. Contact jordanleigh_walker@baylor.edu if you have questions about any of these resources.

Disclosure

Job Accommodation Network (JAN):

https://askjan.org/topics/Disability-Disclosure.cfm?cssearch=2008121_1

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP):

https://www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/fact/ydw.htm

 

Career/Internship Opportunities

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP-Federal internship and job opportunities):

https://wrp.gov/LoginPre.do;jsessionid=7B8E3B4DC139459D07FBAB81B7876958?method=login

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Internship Program (Federal opportunities): https://www.aapd.com/summer-internship-program/

Disability: IN Career Development Program:

https://disabilityin.org/what-we-do/nextgen-leaders/

Lime Connect Internship, Network, and Scholarship Programs:

https://www.limeconnect.com/#who-we-are 

American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS)-Entry Point Program:

https://www.aaas.org/programs/entry-point/about

Getting Hired (Recruiting group that works to connect skilled individuals with disabilities to employers): https://www.gettinghired.com/en

ABILITY Jobs (Job board focusing on employers and positions specifically for individuals with disabilities): https://abilityjobs.com

 

Federal Hiring Resources

Schedule A Hiring Authority (Federal Authority for applicants who choose to disclose a disability for federal job opportunities): https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/abc_applicants_with_disabilities.cfm

Federal Resume Writing Tips:

https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/

Office of Personnel Management (OPM):

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/

 

Know Your Employment Rights Pertaining to Disability

Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990:

https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/ada.cfm

 

National Organizations on Disability

Office of Disability Employment Policy:

https://www.dol.gov/odep/

National Center for College Students with Disabilities:

http://www.nccsdonline.org

National Organization on Disability:

https://www.nod.org