Taking classes in science, technology, and mathematics in high school, transitioning to college, and participating in work-based learning activities, are a few of the important steps toward a career in a computing field. Educators, parents, and other advocates can help students with disabilities reach critical junctures by providing mentor and family support, promoting the use of technology, engaging students in activities designed to develop self-determination and computing interests, and offering internships, research experiences, and other work-based learning opportunities.

The Alliance for Access to Computing Careers (AccessComputing) maintains a model titled AccessComputing: Progress of Teens with Disabilities Toward Careers Project Inputs Leading Students to Critical Junctures that describes critical steps and interventions that can promote the success of people with disabilities as they pursue computing careers.