As a person with a disability, you may hesitate to look for work. You can be unsure whether or not to make a disability known when applying for employment.
In today's job market, however, that shouldn't be an issue. A disability doesn't prevent you from having the job of your dreams. The job market accommodates people with a wide range of qualifications, passions, talents, and abilities.
Opportunities can be found in all fields: nursing, business, media, technology, law, social sciences - you name it. There are people with disabilities working in almost all industries.
The Center for Career Development is committed to partnering with students and alumni with disabilities in the career development process and in the search for internship and job opportunities.
- We offer many resources to assist you, including:
- one-on-one career counseling
- career assessments
- resume and cover letter assistance
- job and internship search strategies
- interview techniques
Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or birth injuries. They are a national organization that was created to serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
With more adaptive technologies and progressive legislature, prospective college students with disabilities have countless resources available to make the transition to higher education less stressful. This guide is to help students and their families better understand the resources available.
Key elements of the guide include:
- A comprehensive overview of the various cognitive, physical, or other types of disabilities students face while attending school
- Reviews of several technologies and advocate groups available to students who face various disabilities, such as dyslexia and dyscalculia
- Tips and resources to help students transition from college to career
Obtaining a college education is no easy task, but for students with visual disabilities, the path to completing a degree program is lined with unique challenges and barriers. The following guide explores how visual impairments impact the educational experience, what colleges are doing for the visually impaired, and includes numerous resources, as well insight and tips from experts and a list of scholarships and grants.
Recording For the Blind and Dyslexic is also a valuable resource
Online Colleges Database is a website and organization focused on providing post-secondary information for students and learners across the world.
Some of the important topics covered in the guide include: Resources online learning for students and families with disabilities, best practices for meeting the needs of students with disabilities, technology supporting the community, how to evaluate and online learning programs, and many additional helpful resources.
Supporting students with disabilities, along with other student groups, as they work toward higher education is critically important, as is improving access to educational resources and funding. Doing so makes college and professions more diverse and representative, something we can all get behind.
Students with hearing disabilities face unique challenges inside the classroom. Many common learning modes that people take for granted - lectures, discussion groups and even one-on-one conversations - can be a struggle for those who have any level of hearing difficulty. However, that doesn't mean a college degree is out of reach. Today's wide range of tools, devices and systems can help students with hearing impairments thrive in an educational setting. This guide focuses on those resources, tech tools and expert tips that students of all ages - and all impairment levels - can use achieve academic success.