Resources for Students with Disabilities
Office of Disability Services
33 West 60th St., Suite 224B
Rose Hill, O’Hare Lower Level
Mary E. Byrnes, M.A, Director
Job Search/Career Resources:
COSD is a consortium composed of large and small universities, well-known national employers and US Government agencies focused on employment of college grads with disabilities.
The National Business & Disabilities Council
The National Business & Disability Council is the leading resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace. Post your resume and search job and internship listings.
Just One Break
Just One Break’s (JOB) mission is to find competitive employment for people with disabilities through partnerships with companies in all industries.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers and people with disabilities lots of related information.
The Workforce Recruitment Program for People with Disabilities (WRP)
WRP connects public and private sector employers with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities.
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Careers
DO-IT CAREERS is a program that focuses on successful career preparation for individuals with disabilities.
General Disability Information
https://www.usa.gov/disability-services provides information about your employment rights, offers access to job bank and resume-building sites, and information about work incentives for Social Security recipients and job accommodations.
Equal Opportunity Publications
Publishes the magazine: Careers and the Disables; their website also offers a resume bank as well as career fairs for the differently-abled.
U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employment of Persons with Disabilities
This office provides information about how to get a Federal job, how positions are filled, how reasonable accommodations are made, and more.