Talent Knows No Limits
group of workers, including a person in a wheelchair
" Employers say character traits that identify an ideal employee include trustworthiness, a strong worth ethic and the ability to work as a team player. "

Career Resources

 


The Emerging Leaders program matches students with disabilities with employers for summer internships and leadership development opportunities.

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) "Finding a Job that is Right For You", is an excellent 4-step approach that's full of usefull links to job-seeking resources.

The California Department of Rehabilitation offers vocational training, job placement, and more, to help people with disabilities become employed and live independent lives. Check out the Ticket to Work program.

The CompTIA Creating Futures Program for transitioning U.S. veterans, individuals with disabilities, youth-at-risk and dislocated workers offers opportunities to build life long, productive and rewarding careers in IT.

The National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials offers resources for rehabilitation training materials.

The book, Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities, is a career planning guide full of “how to” steps for career planning, job hunting, interviews, and job success.

The book, Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped or People Who Have Disabilities, is an encouraging and richly practical guide to landing a good job.

Going to College is a website for students with disabilities, and has everything you need to prepare yourself. Great "how-to" videos.

InAlliance, Inc. serves Californians in the Greater Sacramento area who have  developmental disabilities, providing employment training, job placement, and supported employment.

Computer Technologies Program in the San Francisco Bay area provides job training and career counseling.

Career  Information

To choose a promising job that matches your interests requires blending your own self-discovery process with an understanding of what employers look for in employees today.

When you take time to develop your talents and articulate your personal vision, you’ll be in a stronger position to indentify the jobs that will bring meaning and help you flourish, and the employers who will value what you can bring to their business.

Use the list at right to find resources for career planning, job training, job hunting, and workplace support.

For those going to college to prepare for careers, Going to College is for students with disabilities, and has everything you need to prepare yourself. It has lots of helpful "how-to" videos.

careers and the disabled magazine

Careers & the disABLED magazine is a career-guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities who are at undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels. Each issue lists companies actively recruiting and features a special Braille section.

 

“A conventional ‘success’ story is one where, with each ‘next,’ the protagonist has more money, more respect, and more possessions. I’d like to suggest an alternative ‘success’ story—one where, with each ‘next,’ the protagonist is closer to finding that spot where he’s no longer held back by his heart, and he explodes with talent, and his character blossoms, and the gift he has to offer the world is apparent.”

– Po Bronson, author of What Should I Do with My Life?