Youth with Disabilities: Employment

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth)opens new page

NCWD/Youth is your source for information about employment and youth with disabilities.

Youth @ Workopens new page

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) offers information about the rights and responsibilities of employees, and the types of discrimination they may face.

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP):
From School to Adulthood and the World of Work opens new page

This office in the U.S. Department of Labor offers a wealth of resources for youth, including:

Disability Mentoring Day (DMD)opens new page

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) sponsors DMD, a national program that promotes career development for students and job-seekers with disabilities through job shadowing and hands-on career exploration.

Entry Point!opens new page

ENTRY POINT! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business.

The National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth (NCLD/Youth)opens new page

The NCLD/Youth offers a variety of resources, including the publication "Internships: The On-Ramp to Employment."


This project of the Great Lakes ADA Center is designed to help young adults with disabilities achieve success in employment. The site features self-paced tutorials, expert advice, a moderated online course, and video resources to develop job-seeking strategies.