Emmanuel College supports the needs of every individual student with learning disabilities (both visible & invisible): hearing, medical, psychological, mobile, learning and visual disabilities to have a successful experience within their professional career development.
Emmanuel College subscribes to the policies set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which mandate equal opportunity in education programs and activities for students with disabilities/impairments.
- USA Jobs – Individuals with Disabilities Dedicated Website: Connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities.
- WorkWithoutLimits: Programs and services are geared to meet the needs of businesses that actively recruit people with disabilities, individuals with disabilities who are seeking jobs, and the employment providers that serve them. With a goal to increase employment numbers for people with disabilities until it is equal to those without.
- AC online: College Resources for Students with Disabilities: Specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, including helping students learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier and receive more information on your legal rights.
- FederalJobsNet: A resource for individuals with disabilities seeking employment with the federal government.
- abilityJOBS: A place for people with disabilities to seek employment and be evaluated solely on skills and experience.
- Disability.jobs: The companies featured on Disability.jobs have a focus on the recruiting and hiring individuals with disabilities and creating an inclusive workforce.
- JobAccess: A place where people with disabilities can seek employment, confident that they will be evaluated solely on their skills and experience.
- EOP’s Diversity and Inclusion Career Center: A premier diversity online job board. This resource connects employers dedicated to hiring a diversified workforce with qualified job seekers in all career backgrounds.
- Workforce Recruitment Program
- Equal Opportunity Publications
- Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
- 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 interns with a stipend, transportation to and from Washington, and fully-accessible housing.
- 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 political/economic power of people with disabilities.
- Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences: Program offers a ten-week, mentored research experience for students interested in pursuing future PhD or MD/PhD studies.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- American Foundation for the Blind
- U.S. Business Leadership Network
- Association on HIgher Education and Disability
- AAPD-American Association of People with Disabilities
- National Organization on Disability
- The National Business and Disability Council at the Viscardi Center
- Student Accessibility Support
- National Organization on Disability (NOD)
- Disability Mentoring Day (AAPD)
- Campus Career Connect (C3)
- Society of Healthcare Professionals with Disabilities
- Learning Disabilities Association of America
- Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Federal law requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee or job applicant with a disability, unless doing so would cause significant difficulty or expense for the employer. There are several laws and regulations for employers to follow:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. The ADA applies to private employers with 15 or more employees and all state and local government agencies regardless of the number of employees.
Section 503, refers to changes to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 503 applies to all companies with federal contracts, and requests that employees with disabilities make up 7% of the company’s workforce. The government encourages a broad definition of disability: “a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.” This includes but is not limited to blindness, deafness, cancer, diabetes, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Information on the ADA law to inform individuals with disabilities their employment rights.
Sharing information about your disability with an employer to receive accommodations is your choice. Disclosure is not required, but you need to disclose to receive accommodations. You only need to inform those involved in providing accommodations, which might include: human resources, your supervisor, or an Employee Assistance Program counselor. Your Career Advisor can support the process of determining when and how to disclose to an employer and how to request a reasonable accommodation.
Job Accommodation Network: provides accommodation ideas and 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.
Disclosing a Disability: United States Department of Labor’s information on disclosing a disability.
For more information: The 411 on Disability Disclosure.
- Getting Hired: Recruitment solution dedicated to helping inclusive employers hire individuals with disabilities & veterans
- Abilitylinks.org: Connect pool of applicants with disabilities to a network of employers that value disability inclusion.
- CareersWithVision: Focuses on enhancing the opportunities for economic and personal independence of people who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining, and improving employment.
- disABLEDperson: Charitable organization whose mission is to reduce the high unemployment rate of individuals and veterans with disabilities.
- Recruit Disability: One More Way™ is an ‘open source’ employment initiative that makes information regarding Job Seekers with disabilities, and the programs that support them, available for use by hiring managers in virtually any industry across the country.
- Think Beyond the Label: Informs, connects and communicates with all stakeholders in the disability and employment system to be a catalyst for a more inclusive workforce.
- Workforce Recruitment Program: The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
- Bender Consulting: Provides disability employment expertise in the areas of recruitment, workplace mentoring, strategic planning, training, and digital accessibility.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science’s EntryPoint! 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.
- Office of Personnel Management’s “Job Seekers with Disabilities”: OPM provides human resources leadership and support to Federal agencies and helps the Federal workforce achieve their aspirations as they serve the American people.
- Emerging Leaders: Summer internship and leadership development opportunities for students with disabilities. Started by Booz Allen and administered by the National Business and Disability Council.
- Entry Point: Identifies and recruits science, engineering, mathematics, computer science and business students with disabilities for internship and co-op opportunities.
- Hire Heroes USA: Career placement assistance to returning veterans and specializes for those with any level of disability.
- Lime Connect: Prepares and connects accomplished individuals with disabilities for careers with leading corporations.
- Spectrum Careers: Resource connecting job seekers on the Autism Spectrum with inclusive employers. Job seekers can login to view over 15,000 job postings, and get instructions on how to show off their skills using a video resume.
- Federal Disabilities Hiring: 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.
- Money Geek Job Search Tools: Introduce disabled workers and job-seekers to the rights afforded to them by federal and state governments & 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pre-employment Inquiries Re: Disabilities
- COSD Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities: Offers many opportunities to connect with higher education professionals, other employers, and college students with disabilities.
- Disability.gov: United States Department of Labor’s Disability Resources
- ADA Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment
- Equal Opportunity Publications – Careers & the disABLED: Publishes career-guidance and recruitment magazines for women, members of minority groups and people with disabilities
- We Connect Now: Dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.
- Mobility International: Disability-led non-profit organization advancing disability rights and leadership globally through implementing innovative programs
- Job Accommodation Network: Free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
- Office of Disability and Employment Policy: Only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.
- 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.
- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Titles I and V:
- Americans with Disabilities Act – ADA Law info
- RespectAbility: Nonprofit that works with entertainment, policy makers, educators, self-advocates, nonprofits, employers, faith-based organizations, philanthropists, journalists and online media to fight stigmas and advance opportunities for people with disabilities.
- U.S. Department of State: Civil service job accommodations