The American Association of People with Disabilities organizes a National Disability Mentoring Day. Students and employers are linked together for informational sessions and one-on-one mentoring with volunteers.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Career Information for Kids and Teens presents information about careers based on students’ current interests in school. There is also a teacher’s guide and links to the BLS Career Information home page.
Career Cruising provides an interactive career guidance resource with 800 multimedia interviews. It does not address disabilities but provides detailed information about jobs in a youth-oriented format. Fee to subscribe; can try it for free.
Career Voyages offers lots of information about fast-growing careers and industries, and the education to prepare for them. A "Youth" section provides tools for assessing your interests and abilities, as well as many other links and resources. A good general resource, not specific to disability.
CareerZone provides students with job descriptions, estimated wages and career potential for over 1,100 occupations.
Disability Direct is a one-stop online access to resources, services and information available through the Federal government. One section focuses on employment.
ENTRY POINT! offers outstanding internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.
The HEATH Resource Center provides information about educational support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, and opportunities at American campuses, vocational-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities.
The Job Accommodations Network provides information about job accommodations, the employability of people with disabilities, and the Americans with Disabilites Act (ADA).
The National Business and Disability Council links employers and college graduates who have disabilities.
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) provides information about transition to work for youth with disabilities. THey have a useful website and monthly e-mail newsletter. They also produce "My Future, My Plan," a video about the importance of transition planning that was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show.
O*NET OnLine is a website for finding out about occupations and the kinds of skills needed for different jobs. It also provides links to information about job accommodations.
The PACER Center is a national advocacy center devoted to educational rights for children and youth with disabilities. Their email newsletter, Reference Points, provides timely updates on resources to help people and organizations better serve young people with disabilities.
The College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides Advanced Placement (AP), PSAT/NMSQT, and SAT testing accommodations for students who have documented disabilities.
The Workforce Recruitment Program of the U.S. Department of Labor offers employers a database of more than 1,500 student job seekers with disabilities, and provides students an opportunity to be listed in the database.
YES (Your Employment Selections) is a reading-free job preference and career exploration program that shows tasks involved in 120 jobs, using brief videos. It is designed for people with limited reading skills. Free demo available at website; fee for full program.
The Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF) is a unique career leadership training program for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities in every state.