Students With Disabilities

Identity plays a role within the workplace and affects how you approach your job or career search.

At Career and Employment Services (CES), our advisors take a personalized approach to working with each student. We can help you navigate how to incorporate all aspects of your identity, as you explore career paths that complement your unique set of interests, skills, strengths, values, and experiences.

Peruse the resources below, check out the Thrival Guide, and if you’d like to chat about career topics, we invite you to schedule an appointment! We can also help you connect to alumni who share the same identity. Just let us know. CES is here for you! 

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) JAN offers free, confidential consultation services over the phone or online for people with disabilities and for their family members. JAN consultants provide one-to-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment or entrepreneurship options.

Washington DOIT The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. DO-IT connects students globally to an array of programs, scholarships, and mentorship opportunities.

Viscardi Center The Viscardi Center offers pre-employment services (career counseling, etc.), “real-world” educational resources, and empowerment for entrepreneurs with disabilities; and directs the Emerging Leaders Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities, placing exceptional students into selective internships around the country.

Chronically Capable This platform connects the 133+ million Americans who suffer from chronic illness with employers who offer remote work, great benefits, and flexible schedules.

Neurodiversity Network This website provides a variety of resources, including professional development, job resources and guides, and list of organizations that are neurodiverse. Resources are inclusive of typical diagnostic labels such as: ASD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, intellectual disabilities, schizophrenia, mood disorders, and dyslexia.

Neurodiversity in Business: ND Resource Hub The NiB’s Resource Hub is a selection of expert resources from across the ND community. Search by audience, theme, and/or ND area.

Mentra: Neurodiversity Employment Network Mentra’s matching algorithm learns from an employer’s hiring needs and from a neurodiverse candidate’s strengths — integrating a holistic understanding of the individual’s personality, environmental preferences, skill levels and ideal job — to create career success.

Disability:IN | Disability Equality Index This network of over 220 corporations expands opportunities for people with disabilities across enterprises. The Disability Equality Index Best Places to Work list highlights organizations that create effective working environments for professionals with disabilities.

ResumeBuilder.com | Resume and Employment Guide for People with Disabilities Navigate how to explain gaps in employment history, review job boards and other reputable resources, and understand your protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Disclo It can be draining to hide a significant part of your identity. When people feel comfortable bringing their whole self to work, their sense of well-being improves! Disclo helps collect, verify, and manage reasonable accommodation requests with their secure health disclosure system.

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1500 N. Warner St. #1081
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