Disability Career Resources

Resources on finding, creating and supporting a workplace that is inclusive of people with disabilities.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) employment section, from the website.

The ADA expands equal employment opportunity and full inclusion for people with disabilities. Through its work to implement the ADA, the Department of Justice is breaking down barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities.
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From the Website: What is the Bender Virtual Career Fair?

The Bender Virtual Career Fair provides an opportunity for employers and job seekers with disabilities to connect online and network from the convenience of their homes or offices.

Should I Reveal A Disability to A Potential Employer, and If So, When?

Because disclosure is intentionally releasing personal and often highly sensitive information about oneself to others for a specific purpose, it is important for individuals to carefully consider what information they need to share with whom and for what purposes. It is not essential that a person with a disability divulge all personal information about a disability; some information is best kept private. Therefore, individuals need to determine what information to share in order to best communicate how their disability affects their capacity in certain situations, and what they will need in order to access, participate in, and excel in the situation whether it be work, education, or community life.
— Website Introduction to The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Families, Educators, Youth Service Professionals, and Adult Allies Who Care About Youth with Disabilities

Suggested Reading

The ADA expands equal employment opportunity and full inclusion for people with disabilities. Guidelines for disclosing a disability are very broad, however, and there is not one answer regarding timing, whether to disclose a disability, and what to disclose.

Suggested Reading

How to Disclose a Disability to Your Employer (and Whether You Should), Lizz Shumer, NYTimes, July 2019

The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Families, Educators, Youth Service Professionals (YSPs), and Other Adult Allies Who Care About Youth With Disabilities.
National Collaborative Workforce and Disability for Youth (2009). Washington, DC: Institute for Educational Leadership
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Lime Connect represents the largest network of high potential university students and professionals who happen to have disabilities in the world.
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Best places to work for 2020 from Disability In.


From the Website:

What We Do
Diversability is an award-winning global movement that began in Washington, DC with Tiffany Yu in 2009. We foster community online and off to connectshowcase, and empower people of all abilities doing amazing things. We want to get more people talking and thinking about disability as a core part of the diversity conversation. We serve as an ecosystem builder, connector, and talent incubator. We unite the disability community, engage allies, and celebrate disability pride and empowerment. We are working to address social isolation, social exclusion, and the loneliness epidemic.
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Practical Solutions – Workplace Success

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

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Disability:IN is the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Our network of over 220 corporations expands opportunities for people with disabilities across enterprises. Our central office and 27 Affiliates serve as the collective voice to effect change for people with disabilities in business.
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Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion  (EARN) keeps a list of businesses doing exemplary work in disability diversity in the workplace.

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If you’d like a powerful endorsement of the importance of disability diversity in the workplace, just look to the first-hand experiences of other businesses that are getting it right. EARN has compiled a number of employer success stories, and we’re always on the lookout for more.