Employment and Educational Resources

Banner Image Alternative Text: Depicted is the United States' Department of Labor (DOL) National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2023 image. The image reads, "Advancing Access and Equity," "National Disability Employment Awareness Month," and "Celebrating 50 Years of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973." To the right of these words are images of arrows in shades of red, gray, teal, blue, and gold/yellow; and diverse images of people in workplace settings. The background of the image overall is beige. The image is via the DOL.


Prepared by:

Patricia Fortunato, Content and Program Manager, Clinical Research and Grants, NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute (NMI); and Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Training and Content Developer, Department of Psychiatry, Rowan–Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine (Rowan–Virtua SOM) (fortun83@rowan.edu)

in collaboration with

Charisse Ford, Administrative Assistant, Department of Political Science and Economics, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Rowan University

Thank you to staff and faculty colleagues across Rowan University, for collaborating and helping to provide input and resources for Disability Employment Awareness Month and year-round at go.rowan.edu/ndeam.

Together with all Rowan colleges and schools, we are committed to supporting neurodivergent people and people with disabilities; and overall diversity, equity, and inclusion across our campuses and communities.


Interested in contributing to the Rowan University DEI website/blog and/or social media? Please complete the following brief interest form and share with student groups and colleagues across all Rowan colleges and schools: go.rowan.edu/deicontent


Employment Resources Available to the General Public

  • GettingHired: GettingHired is a cost-free employment resource for students and job seekers with disabilities. Jobs are posted ranging from internships to senior level positions from 190+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, on a fully accessible website. Partners also participate in training and education that GettingHired facilitates regarding disability inclusion and awareness. Learn more on the website.
  • AbilityJobs: AbilityJobs is the largest employment website for job seekers with disabilities. The website maintains the largest resume bank of candidates with disabilities. Learn more on the AbilityJobs website.
  • Ability Links: Ability Links is a community of candidates with disabilities and companies which employ job seekers with disabilities. Learn more on the website.
  • DisABLED Person: This organization works with employers who hire diverse backgrounds. DisABLED Person is committed to hiring people with disabilities. Learn more on the website.
  • Enable America: Enable America is an organization dedicated to bridging the gap between disabled job seekers and the employers who hire them. Learn more on the website.
  • Hire Autism: Hire Autism is a free program led by Organization for Autism Research (OAR). OAR has active job boards and resources for job seekers and employers for people with autism. Learn more on the website.
  • Hire Disability Solutions: Hire Disability Solutions is a recruitment organization that simplifies the hiring process for job seekers with disabilities. Learn more on the website.
  • Mentra: Mentra uses artificial intelligence (AI) as a hiring platform which matches neurodivergent and other forms of neurological divergent job seekers with fulfilling careers. Learn more on the website.
  • Neurodiversity Career Connector: Neurodiversity Career Connector enables candidates to discover jobs and connect with employers who recognize and recruit neurodivergent workers. Learn more on the website.
  • Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Neurodiversity in the Workplace connects neurodivergent people to career opportunities with inclusive employers. This agency designs, implements, and sustains neurodiversity hiring programs for an equitable and innovative workforce. Learn more on the website.
  • State of New Jersey Disability Services: Learn more about the state's services, including disability employment programs; employment and educational resources for the blind and visually impaired, deaf and hard of hearing, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), and people with mental health disorders and/or substance use disorder (SUD): nj.gov/nj/community/disability
  • United States Department of Labor (DOL) Occuptational Information Network (O*NET): O*NET is an online database of job definitions to assist job seekers. Learn more at onetonline.org.


Resources for Continued Learning


  • The Center for Neurodiversity at Rowan University offers recommendations for educational multimedia, articles, books, and other forms of content, on the center's website.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains the Disability and Health Promotion website, offering educational content in varying formats on disability inclusion, healthy living, emergency preparedness, and other topics; as well as research and grants.
  • The Disability Visibility Project offers content on the intersection of racism and disability.