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Resources for Students and Youth with Disabilities

Employment Resources for Students and Youth with Disabilities:

Bridges to Work:

Bridges to Work helps more than a thousand young people, each year, most of whom are transitioning out of high school special education to prepare for the workplace, and find a job with an employer in need of qualified, entry-level applicants. Creating and supporting mutually beneficial competitive employment relationships, the program creates opportunities for employment for youth while driving bottom-line results for business.

http://www.bridgestowork.org/

College Resoures for Students with Disabilities

This guide explains your legal rights as a student with disabilities ― both physical and learning disabilities ― and the campus resources that can provide you with assisstive services and tools. Additionally, they list a number of sites, apps, and software resources designed to aid students with specific types of disabilities, be they physical impairments or learning disabilities.

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities:

This organization uniquely serves the community of college students with disabilities. They hold conferences each year for employers and students as a networking and educational opportunity. Their website consists of webinars for both employers and students with disabilities looking for future employment. They provide a Career Gateway system for students to search for job postings, with both student and employer accounts available

http://www.cosdonline.org/home

Project Search: http://www.manpower.com/

Project SEARCH is a one-year, school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace. This innovative, business-led model features total workplace immersion, which facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and work site-based training and support. The goal for each program participant is competitive employment.

http://www.projectsearch.us/

Additional Resources:

ABLE National Resource Center
http://www,ablenrc.org/
The ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) is a collaborative whose supporters share the goal of accelerating the design and availability of ABLE accounts for the benefit of individuals with disabilities and their families. ANRC brings together the investment, support and resources of the country’s largest and most influential national disability organizations.