Resources for Students with Disabilities

Resources for Students with Disabilities

Resources for Students with Disabilities

A message from the Autism PATH Career Counselor

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is the largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Ability Jobs  provides employment resources for individuals with disabilities and corporations seeking a diversified workforce. Job seekers and students seeking internships can freely post their resumes on the site with the knowledge that companies are actively seeking them for employment. is a comprehensive online resource designed to provide people with disabilities quick and easy access to the information they need.

GettingHired is a national employment networking portal that uniquely connects job seekers with disabilities with employers committed to hiring them.

HireAbility is a nonprofit organization that assist people with disabilities obtain competitive jobs, helps employers find often overlooked talent, and help employers and workers integrate people with disabilities into the workforce and maximize their productive and creative potential. Their services are available in the Greater Philadelphia Region – Southeastern PA and Southern NJ.

New Jersey Rehabilitation Services under the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services assist individuals with disabilities that are having trouble finding or holding a job because of their disability.

Information Seeking:

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. JAN has two main focuses, identifying job accommodations and providing technical assistance on the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While not a job placement service, JAN receives questions from people with disabilities looking for work. To address the needs of JAN callers looking for employment, this Employment Guide was developed and provides a four-step process with information, tools, and resources that can be used to find the right job.

New Jersey Workability Program: The NJ WorkAbility program offers full Medicaid coverage to working disabled individuals whose income or assets would otherwise make them ineligible.

New Jersey Department of Human Services provides links and information to all divisions and services.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) offers services that assist people with disabilities in seeking meaningful work and succeeding once on the job.