Career & Transfer Disability Services
Students and alumni with disabilities are welcome to use the Career &
Transfer Center, but are also strongly encouraged to utilize specialized
January or February of each year, Westchester Community College serves
as the interview site for the Federal Workforce Recruitment Program for
College Students with Disabilities. Interviews are held for students
with disabilities interested in summer or permanent employment in the
federal government, or in participating private sector companies.
Student information is compiled in a database, which is then provided to
potential employers who make direct contact with students. If you would
like to be notified about the next interview date contact Professor
Resources for Individuals with Disabilities
Contacts at local and National Organizations to assist individuals with
disabilities in finding support and employment:
Office of Vocational and Educational Services
for Individuals with Disabilities
government funded agency that provides career counseling, job placement
services and job coaching to disabled people with the purpose of helping
them become independent through employment.
Mort Goldstein, Senior Counselor VESID,
75 South Broadway
White Plains, NY 10601
Teresa Toussaint, Regional Marketing & Placement Services
Provides and finds jobs for area residents with developmental
Kathy Carrieo, Employment Specialist, 914-681-0650
121 Westmoreland Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
CAREERS For People With Disabilities
Not-for-profit organization that finds productive employment for
individuals with learning, developmental, psychiatric and/or physical
disabilities by providing extensive on-the-job training and ongoing
The Lighthouse, Inc.
Organization funded through the Commission for the Blind that provides
low vision services and places people with visual impairments and
blindness into jobs. Also provides job development and job coaching.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
A federal agency sponsored by the President’s Committee as an
international toll-free consulting service that provides information
about job accommodations and the employability of people with functional
limitations. They assist in the hiring, retraining, retention or
advancement of persons with disabilities by providing accommodation
information. Also has information regarding the ADA. Questions regarding
accommodations, solutions and strategies can be answered immediately.
The Connecticut Association for Children & Adults
with Learning Disabilities
private, non-profit organization that offers one-to-one counseling,
conferences, workshops, information and referrals for learning disabled
people and their families. They have an extensive bookstore. Career
advising is coordinated through Independent Educational Consultants
(Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
A non-profit, tax exempt organization working to improve the lives of
people with AD/HD through education, advocacy, and support. For
information about membership and services, contact the sources listed.
Careers & the disAbled
Provides a career magazine for people with disabilities. Published five
times a year.
To subscribe write to: Equal Opportunity Publications,
1160 East Jericho Turnpike, Suite 200, Huntington, NY 11743.
Website has a list of employers who are actively recruiting college
graduates and professionals with disabilities. Also has a Career Fair
(Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology)
Produces free and low-cost educational publications and videotape
presentations that help educators, students, and employers learn about
access issues related to people with disabilities.
Write to: DO-IT, Box 35, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
98195-4842, 1- (888) 972-DOIT. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Or 3737 Brooklyn Ave, Suite 12, Seattle,
The National Business and Disabilities Council
Click on "Job Seekers" and post your resume. A job search for positions
in all areas, with companies who are actively recruiting individuals
with disabilities, is also available.
The Disability Source
Job Search tips and advocacy for individuals with disabilities and their
Just One Break, Inc.
Contact: Lana Smart 570 7th Avenue, Suite 601, New York, NY
10018 212-785-7300 TTY 212-785-4515 Fax: 212-785-4513 A Non-Profit,
No-Fee Employment Service for people with disabilities. They provide
career direction, resume building, advice on disclosure issues and help
with accommodations, and job placement in Fortune 500 companies, as well
as other fields. They place people in internships as well as full-time
positions in the New York City area.
Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities
A site created to mark the 10th anniversary of the signing of the
Americans with Disabilities Act. It provides one-stop online access to
resources, services, and information available throughout the Federal
government. It also highlights current events of general interest, such
as Americans With Disabilities Act success stories, and information
about employment trends.
Ability Beyond Disability
4 Berkshire Blvd.
Bethel, CT 06801
general information about Westchester Community College's Student
Disability Services please visit
Internship opportunities for Disabled Students
Is a program of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering
Outstanding Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in
Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science.
Through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of
Disability Employment Policy. The Washington Center is working to help
students develop leadership skills and gain valuable work experience in
the public sector. The American Association of People with Disabilities
(AAPD) offers technical guidance and support to the program.
National Resume Database
The National Business and Disability Council (NBDC) will enter your
resume into their national resume database! This free service is for
college students with disabilities who are approaching graduation. It
will be made available to companies that have demonstrated a commitment
to hiring people with disabilities, however no one will ask you to
disclose your disability. Employers will contact you directly. You only
submit one resume to be considered by top companies located in cities
throughout the country. To register, visit
http://www.business-disability.com/ and click on "job seekers" and
"post resume" or fax resume to 1-877-634-7068
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 young talent
while also considering diversity and inclusion in their hiring