Where can I find employment resources for students with disabilities?
There is a growing understanding in the corporate world that employing people with a range of neurodivergent abilities—such as autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyspraxia, dyscalculia, and sensory processing disorders—can benefit a work team. However, these same disabilities can make it difficult to be successful, especially in job interview processes; in response, some employers have established employment resources for neurodivergent job seekers.
Resources for individuals with other types of disabilities have cropped up as well. One example is a tech-centered professional network, which supports an employment platform that works to connect job seekers with disabilities, including those related to mental health and chronic illnesses. Other programs include Microsoft’s Simplify Neurodiversity Career Connector, Neurodiversity in the Workplace, and Hire Autism.