Are you a potential job candidate looking for resources on getting hired?

See our resources below for reading materials and websites on getting your career started.

State Vocational Offices

Use the following drop down below to find your state vocational office

Job Search Websites is a nationwide, web-based community where qualified job seekers with disabilities and inclusive employers meet and gain access to valuable networking opportunities.

Ability Jobs serves as both a resume bank for job seekers as well as for companies looking for employees. By posting job opportunities, or searching resumes, employers can find qualified persons with disabilities while demonstrating their affirmative action policies.

Access2Ability is Manpower’s national disability employment program. It collaborates with employers, state and federal agencies, professional associations and community-based organizations to recruit talented people with disabilities.

Bender Consulting Services’ mission is to recruit and hire people with disabilities for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. They cater to those with expertise in the field of information technology.

GettingHired, Inc. is a resource for community and job listings to thousands of jobs nationwide. This site features search filters for easy job-hunting as well as related articles, forums and blogs.

Hire Potential aims to integrate and employ people with disabilities, veterans, mature employees and specialty niches. It is a national woman-owned firm that offers staffing and consulting services to corporations and government agencies.

Insight Into Diversity is a publication, e-newsletter, and website that has been connecting professionals with institutions and businesses for 35 years. Primarily a conduit for companies to reach employees through advertising and editorial content, they serve progressive employers looking to find dynamic talent in every field, including: higher education, healthcare, government and business.

Institute for Career Development (ICD) is a New York based non-profit organization whose mission is to help people transform their lives through career development and employment. ICD serves those with barriers to employment, such as individuals with disabilities and Asperger Syndrome.

JobTIPS is a free program designed to help individuals with disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder explore career interests, seek and obtain employment, and successfully maintain employment. JobTIPS addresses the social and behavioral differences that might make identifying, obtaining, and keeping a job more difficult for you.

Service Source Network is an affiliate organization comprised of five independent non-profit vocational rehabilitation agencies that operate in 9 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to their vocational rehabilitation programs, they also offer a wide range of business services, including administrative support services, mail center management, food service and manufacturing.

Springboard Consulting offers consulting, training, marketplace offerings and other resources. Job and resume posting coming soon.

The Sierra Group RecruitDisability.Org provides a platform for job seekers with disabilities and company recruiters to connect. Individuals can search job postings through very specific fields of interest.

US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) is assisting six major corporations to achieve the “gold standard” in hiring and fully including individuals with disabilities in their workforces.  The listing of available positions, along with instructions on how to apply, is provided in this website.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management – Disability Employment actively recruits and hires persons with disabilities. It offers a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement.

Employment Resources

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities is a professional association comprised of more than 600 colleges and universities, and over 500 major national employers.  COSD’s mission is to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis, by forming collaborative relationships between campus’ Disabilities Services and Career Services offices, and assisting employers in providing internships, recruiting, and hiring college graduates with disabilities.

Emerging Leaders Program – National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center places top undergraduate and graduate college students with disabilities in internships nationwide that provide them with meaningful leadership development and networking opportunities.

Entry Point (American Association for the Advancement of Science) is the signature program of the AAAS Project on Science, Technology, and Disability. It identifies and recruits students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business for outstanding internship and co-op opportunities.

Lime is an innovative program for high potential college students and graduates with disabilities —attracting, preparing and connecting highly accomplished individuals with disabilities for careers with the world’s leading corporations. Their goal is “to break stereotypes and lead all companies to realize the importance, and value, of employing people with disabilities at every level of education, talent and ability.”

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Experiential Education Initiative (EEI) Internship Program provides hands-on Internships and opportunities to explore today’s complex performing arts environment to six motivated individuals each year.

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 prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

Suggested Reading

Asperger’s From the Inside-Out, Michael John Carley

Asperger Syndrome & Employment, Sarah Hendrix

Asperger Syndrome & Employment, ed. by Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon

Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook, Roger N. Meyer

Asperger’s on the Job, Rudy Simone

Beyond the Wall, Stephen Shore

Developing Talents, Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities, Yvona Fast

How to Find Work That Works for People with Asperger Syndrome, Gail Hawkins