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American Association of People with Disabilities Internships
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) hosts a Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities in Washington, DC. If you are an employer in the DC area who is interested in hiring interns with disabilities, visit this AAPD's webpage to for more information on how to get involved.

Bullying and Disability Harassment in the Workplace: What Youth Should Know
The impact of workplace bullying can be felt by the target, co-workers, and the business itself. People who have been bullied at work report physical symptoms such as problems with sleeping, headaches, and stomach issues. Mental health concerns such as reduced self-esteem, increased family tension and stress, are also common, along with the expected financial problems, chronic absences and job loss. Organizations should recognize bullying as a major contributor to productivity loss, low-morale among employees and high staff turnover. This resource addresses what employers can do to resolve workplace bullying.

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities works with institutes of higher education and employers to increase employment readiness and opportunities for college students and graduates with disabilities. COSD holds an annual conference in November where employers can actively recruit college students with disabilities.

Cultivating Leadership: Mentoring Students with Disabilities
This resource from the Office of Disability Employment Policy reviews key areas of mentoring and the benefits for employers and participants in mentoring programs.

Emerging Leaders
Emerging Leaders is a highly competitive program that places college students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities. Emerging Leaders partners with businesses to help them find outstanding talent while also considering diversity and inclusion in their hiring practices.

Entry Point
ENTRY POINT! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering internship opportunities for students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business. Employers who are interested in recruiting college interns with disabilities should contact Entry Point with their available opportunities.

Executive Order 13562- Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates
On December 27, 2010, President Obama signed Executive Order 13562 entitled "Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates." The principal purpose of the order is to establish a comprehensive structure to help the Federal Government be more competitive in recruiting and hiring talented individuals who are in school or who have recently received a degree. The legislation mentions the "Pathways Programs" that do not discriminate based on disabilities.

NCD brief on transitioning youth
This document outlines recommendations from the National Council on Disability on how to improve workforce and employment support for youth with disabilities.

NCWD/Youth - "Youth in Action!" Tip Sheets for Young People
As part of their individual development, today's youth need to learn and understand how to take action for themselves as they transition into adulthood. In conjunction with the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor, NCWD/Youth has developed a series of "Youth in Action!" tip sheets aimed at helping youth learn and think about important transition issues. Tip sheets include: Becoming a Stronger Self-Advocate; Leading Your Transition Planning; Learning Disability History; Getting Involved in Volunteering.

Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates
President Obama signed Executive Order 13562 , entitled "Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates," on December 27, 2010. The Final Rule implementing the Pathways Programs has been published. It will take effect as of July 10, 2012. To learn more about Pathways Programs, visit this site.

Providing Young People with Essential Confidence and an Opportunity to Succeed
This resource is a Department of Labor blog post by Alexander Forbes, a former Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) intern. He details his experiences during his internship that he obtained through WRP, and the benefits he obtained from the program.

Schedule A for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities
This Fact Sheet provides tips on understanding and utilizing Schedule A, a hiring authority that federal agencies can use to accelerate hiring of individuals with disabilities.

Skills to Pay the Bills video vignettes
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) recently released a series of Skills to Pay the Bills video vignettes that illustrate, in a lighthearted way, six key characteristics of effective employees: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism. By incorporating these short, free videos into new employee orientation or other training programs, employers can help young people better understand the attributes they need to fulfill their current job and carry into the future for career and personal success.

Soft Skills to Pay the Bills — Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success
"Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," is a curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.

Summer Jobs + Initiative
The Summer Jobs + Initiative has a goal to provide career pathways for low-income and disconnected youth. The success of this initiative requires businesses, non-profits and government to all work together. The Employment and Training Administration, in this Training and Employment Notice No TEN 35-11: Opportunities for the Workforce System to Support the Summer Jobs + Initiative, has outlined how the workforce system can support this initiative.

Workforce Recruitment Program — Federal Employer Toolkit
This Toolkit is designed to give Federal Employers information, resources and tools that can assist them in learning more about disability employment. Our goal is to make the recruitment, hiring and retaining process of WRP candidates an easy and mutually beneficial experience.

Workforce Recruitment Program Database
On December 6, the 2012 Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) database was launched and is available nationwide. This year’s database contains over 2,590 college students and recent graduates with disabilities from over 270 campuses across the country who are seeking summer or permanent employment in federal agencies and private companies. Federal agencies should visit this site for a 2013 account login and password.

Workforce Recruitment Program 'Talent has No Boundaries' Webinar
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) webinar 'Talent has No Boundaries' is a guide to using the WRP and recruiting and retaining individual with disabilities.

Workplace Success Quick Reference Guide
The guide describes how to create successful work-based experiences for both employers and youth, particularly youth with disabilities.

WRP: How to Submit a Job Posting
A new feature of the WRP allows federal employers to post internship and job openings and WRP students to view the openings as part of their search for temporary or permanent employment.

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