Resources for Students with Differing Abilities

Below you will find career resources for students with differing abilities, but if you have any general needs or concerns related to your experiences here at Wellesley, please contact Accessibility and Disability Resources.

U.S. law provides specific protection against work-related discrimination based on a person’s distinct abilities
https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/disability.cfm

Here are a collection of other career-related resources for those with differing abilities, including relevant information on employers, professional organizations, and funding sources.

Resources

Here are a collection of resources that provide guidance on navigating your career journey.

US Department of Labor
Provides a variety of resources for individuals with disabilities in the areas of benefits, civil rights, community life, education and employment

AC online: College Resources For Students with Disabilities
Specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, helping students learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier, and find out what your legal rights on campus are

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Information on the ADA law to inform individuals with disabilities their employment rights

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN provides free consulting services for individuals with physical or intellectual limitations that affect employment. Services include one-on-one consultation about job accommodation ideas, requesting and negotiating accommodations, and rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws. Although JAN does not help individuals find employment, JAN does provide information for job seekers.

National Center on Workforce Diversity (NCWD)
Universal Design for the Workforce Development System is an innovative collection of tools and resources, designed to assist workforce development professionals in creating services to meet the diverse needs of all customers of the workforce development system.

Viscardi Center
The Viscardi Center continues to prepare youths and adults with a variety of disabilities for entry or re-entry into the workforce and assists them in securing pre-employment services as well as employment so that they can enjoy independent living, full community participation and economic self-sufficiency.

Mobility International USA
Non-Profit that helps to empower people with disabilities to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
AAPD works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by acting as a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.
Opportunity Type: Further Resources, Internships

We Connect Now
One of the goals of this site is to help college students with disabilities to succeed in their studies by getting the information and support they need, both through resources, links, blogs latest news, studying existing laws and regulation and through personal contacts.
Opportunity Type: Further Resources, Internships

 

Job Opportunities and Job Search Tools

Bender Consulting
Consulting site to recruit and hire people with disabilities for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors
Opportunity Type: Job Opportunity  

Federal Disabilities Hiring
People with disabilities can be appointed to Federal jobs non-competitively through a process called Schedule A. Learn how to be considered for Federal jobs under the noncompetitive process. People with disabilities may also apply for jobs through the traditional or competitive process.
Opportunity Type: Job Opportunity

Getting Hired
GettingHired, an Allegis Group Company, is a recruitment solution dedicated to helping inclusive employers hire professional individuals and veterans with disabilities.
Opportunity Type: Job Search Tool

Money Geek Job Search Tools
This guide was created to introduce disabled workers and job-seekers to the rights afforded to them by federal and state governments. In addition, we offer useful tips for finding a job, advice on staying gainfully employed, and guidance that can help you talk with an existing employer about making a reasonable accommodation for you.
Opportunity Type: Further Resources

Internships

AAPD Internship
Each summer, AAPD places college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in paid 10-week summer internships in Congressional offices, federal agencies, non-profit, and for-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. Each intern is matched with a mentor who will assist them with their career goals. AAPD provides the interns with a stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully-accessible housing.
Opportunity Type: Internship

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
AAPD works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by acting as a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.
Opportunity Type: Further Resources, Internships

Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences
Program offers a ten week, mentored research experience for students interested in pursuing future PhD or MD/PhD studies.
Opportunity Type: Internship (Paid)

Emerging Leaders
Coordinated by the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center, this highly competitive program places top undergraduate and graduate college students with disabilities in fulfilling internships nationwide that provide them with meaningful leadership development and networking opportunities.
Opportunity Type: Internship

Entry Point
Entry Point! identifies and recruits students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business for internship and co-op opportunities.
Opportunity Type: Internships

We Connect Now
One of the goals of this site is to help college students with disabilities to succeed in their studies by getting the information and support they need, both through resources, links, blogs latest news, studying existing laws and regulation and through personal contacts.
Opportunity Type: Further Resources, Internships

 

Scholarships

CollegeScholarships.us
Many foundations, organizations, and companies have set up various types of scholarships for the disabled. Disability scholarships are not sparse. Here we uncover many unknown scholarships and grants for students with disabilities, and hope this helps the many that are disabled acquire college financial help.
Opportunity Type: List of links to scholarships for the disabled