This page provides links to resources for both the transition students make as they leave K-12 to enter colleges and universities as well as the transition faced in moving on to employment settings.
Transitioning From K-12
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities is a wonderful booklet that has been produced by the Office for Civil Rights. It can be downloaded or ordered for hardcopy delivery from: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html
The Documentation Disconnect for Students with Learning Disabilities is a report from the National Joint committee on Learning Disabilities that is located on the website of AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disabilities)
Transitioning To Employment
Disability Mentoring Day
Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) is a national program that promotes career development for students and job-seekers with disabilities through job shadowing and hands-on career exploration.
Disability Employment Awareness Month
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by:
1) providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions,
2) providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and
3) educating callers about self-employment options.
Workforce Recruitment Program
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) brings a recruiter onto campuses to interview college students and recent graduates who experience disabilities. The results of the interviews are then compiled into a database and shipped out to public and private sector employers across the nation.
Listen online to an interview with Neil Romano, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy