Campus Resources

Disabilities Resources

Elon University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. One of the ways we express our commitment is in our efforts to accommodate qualified students with disabilities as they face the challenges of university life. Faculty, staff, administrators and students work together to find approaches and accommodations that enable students to benefit from the variety of programs and activities on campus.

Autism Speaks U – Elon Chapter

ASU focuses on spreading awareness, understanding and raising funds to support the initiatives of Autism Speaks U. ASU strives to interact and collaborate with as many Elon and ABSS community members and organizations as possible. We truly believe that the more we interact with the community, the more we can help others understand and help begin programs and create change.

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private-sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

Job and Internship Sites

AbilityJOBS

Largest job site for people with disabilities

American Foundation for the Blind Career Connect – CareerConnect provides employment information, career exploration tools, and job seeking guidance for individuals with vision loss

Career Launch – NC Career Launch programs provide students with opportunities to gain valuable knowledge, experience and credentials that lead to high-demand jobs with growth and a living wage.

DisABLEd Person – Employment service site

Disability-IN – the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Our network of over 500 corporations expands opportunities for people with disabilities across enterprises. Our central office and 25 Affiliates serve as the collective voice to effect change for people with disabilities in business.

Entry Point!

Entry Point! is the signature program of the AAAS Project on Science, Technology, and Disability.  It was designed to increase the diversity of the science and engineering workforce by involving students and scientists with disabilities throughout all STEM education and career pathways.

Equal Opportunity Publications Career Center – Since 1968, Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc. (EOP) has led the way in diversity recruitment with a portfolio of seven national career magazines, a diversity website, online job board, and Career Expos for women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities

Federal Disabilities Hiring – Office of Personnel Management

Opportunities for those with disabilities in Federal employment under noncompetitive process. People with disabilities may apply through the traditional or competitive process as well.

Getting Hired

Explore companies committed to providing bias-free job opportunities.

Hire Autism

Job search platform managed by the Organization for Autism Research (OAR)

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. Serving customers across the United States and around the world for more than 35 years, JAN provides free one-on-one practical guidance and technical assistance on job accommodation solutions, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities

Lime Connect

Rebranding Disability Through Achievement

LiNC-IT

LiNC-IT is an internship program for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The current unemployment rate for individuals with ASD is 86% despite the fact that many of these individuals have the skills and education employers need.

LiNC.IT.Flier.Higher.Ed.11.2022

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Neurodiversity in the Workplace connects autistic and other neurodivergent job seekers to high-level careers for which they are qualified, but could not previously access. We offer companies a proven framework for identifying, preparing, and supporting neurodivergent individuals for employment while also educating managers and staff. Since 2013, we have partnered with many inclusive employers to make neurodiversity a key part of talent acquisition.

Project HIRED

Project HIRED is a free, all-inclusive employment services agency, offering advocacy and empowerment programs to individuals with disabilities. Our clients face formidable barriers, and we help them achieve job security and long-term success through job search, training and placement services. Embodying the region’s innovative energy, Project HIRED continues to evolve and meet the ever-changing needs of our clients and has delivered expert services since our founding.

RecruitDisability

Job postings, resume bank, featured articles

USAJobs: Individuals with Disabilities

If you’re an individual with a disability, you can apply and compete for any job for which you are eligible and meet the qualifications, but you also may be eligible for a special hiring authority.

 

Students with Autism

Autistic Advocacy

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Autism in Adulthood

Research articles site

Autism Society of North Carolina

The Autism Society of North Carolina improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

**Autism Speaks – Stats for Autism in the US

Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN)

AWN’s mission is to provide community, support and resources for Autistic women, girls, transfeminine and transmasculine nonbinary and genderqueer people, trans people of all genders, Two Spirit people and all others of marginalized genders.

College Success Guide for Neurodiverse College Students

Good resources to learn about different neurodiversities on today’s college campuses.

Disclosing Autism – Supporting autistic people who may want to disclose

Neuroclastic

The Autism Spectrum according to autistic people

Neurodiversity in Business

NiB is a business-led forum functioning as an industry group for organisations to share industry good practice on ND recruitment, retention and empowerment.

The vision is to foster a corporate environment where neurodivergent people are understood and form an invaluable part of the work culture.

Neuroguides

We encourage the unique joys of being an Autistic person.
We’ll help guide you to set and reach goals to engage your talents and interests.
We equip you with the tools and resources to meet those goals.

Spectrum Suite LLC

Blog celebrating neurodiversity through education and service.

TEDx TALK

UNC TEACCH Autism Program

Services across the lifespan for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

**Process to receive services through TEACCH

 

 

Students with ADD and ADHD

 

National Resources Center on AD/HD (NRC) – CHADD

Established to be the national clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on ADHD.

Neurodiversity Career Connector

Features job listings by U.S. employers seeking applicants with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia and other conditions associated with neurodivergent, or atypical, brain functioning.

Recruiter.com: Best careers for people with ADHD

 

Other Career/Workplace Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Covers compliance issues for those with disabilities in the workplace.

ADA Guide

https://www.ada.gov/resources/employment-seeking-guide/

AI and Disability

Article explains how algorithms and AI can lead to disability discrimination

Office of Disability Employment (U.S. Department of Labor)

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.

ODEP’s mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

American Association of People with Disabilities

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.

As a national cross-disability rights organization, AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the over 60 million Americans with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation.

Association on Higher Education and Disability

Since 1977, AHEAD has offered an unparalleled member experience to disability resource professionals, student affairs personnel, ADA coordinators, diversity officers, AT/IT staff, faculty and other instructional personnel, and colleagues who are invested in creating welcoming higher education experiences for disabled individuals.