Department’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
“National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2019: The Right Talent, Right Now.” This year’s theme celebrates contributions of workers with disabilities and spotlights the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.
- “Oh, the Places You Will Go!” Dan and Emma have been friends for a long time. They have become disability rights activists and their own personal advocates.
- “Flipping the Script on My Limitations.” AmeriCorps Fellow Julia always dreamed about working for the National Park Service. Learn how, as a community volunteer ambassador at the National Parks of New York Harbor, she discussed her learning disability with colleagues and identified accommodations to help her succeed.
- “Career Pathways Advancement Project — Individuals with Disabilities Find Work That Best Fits Them.” Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation’s Career Pathways Advancement Project (CPAP) helps vocational rehabilitation clients explore and access opportunities to advance their employment. Learn about four individuals helped by CPAP.
- “Ruby’s Story: Inclusion, Self-Advocacy, and a Future that Could Include College.” Ruby’s mom shares their experiences with inclusion, Ruby’s advocacy growth, and aspirations for Ruby to attend college.
- “The Power of Partnerships.” Ethan, a young man with autism, secured a paid internship last spring thanks in part to a Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation’s (CSVAR) National Employment Team, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, and Michigan Technological University partnership.
- “I Can Do Anything: Learning Job Basics and Preparing for the Future.” When Theo lost his job, he felt defeated until his mom found INCLUDEnyc, a program that helps young people with disabilities. They helped him apply for positions and prepare for interviews. He is now employed.