Students with Disabilities

Students with Disabilities

Your identities can be an important part of your career, and may influence how you explore your options, prepare your story, decide on opportunities, or approach your career goals. TC NEXT is dedicated to providing information and resources that can support you as a student with a disability. The below resources can help you answer questions regarding identity disclosure, accommodations, evaluating potential employers, the job search, finding community, understanding your legal rights, and more.

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Registered Student Organizations Directory:  ASL: American Sign Language Club, Students with Disabilities Affinity Group (SWDAG)


Teachers College is committed to providing educational and professional opportunities for all individuals and assisting them in making their experience at Teachers College successful and positive. The Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities (OASID) works with all academic departments, faculty members, and administrative offices in an attempt to ensure that individuals with disabilities can participate fully and equally in the Teachers College community.

  1. Creative Spirit offers custom job consultations for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as an application process for a variety of open positions.
  2. Integrate supports “skilled autistic professionals in reaching their potential” through access to inclusive hiring programs, help navigating the interview process, on-boarding support and follow-up, opportunities for mentorship and networking programs. 

  3. Disability Equality Index: the most comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion. 

  4. Job Accommodation Network (JAN): “JAN assists individuals with medical conditions and disabilities, their advocates, and family members by providing information about job accommodation solutions and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Resources include information about ADA general rights, how to disclose a disability and request and negotiate accommodations at work, accommodation solutions, and what to do if you believe your ADA rights are being violated.

  5. AAPD aims to increase the political and economic power of people with disabilities. Join us as a convener, connector, and catalyst for change – your support helps increase the political and economic power of people with disabilities. AAPD offers internships, fellowships, events and mentoring programming. 

 Your Employment Rights as an Individual with a Disability

(U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Learn about what qualifies as disability discrimination and the rights that you have as a person with a disability during the interview process and in your workplace.


  1. Lime Connect represents the largest network of high potential university students and professionals who happen to have disabilities in the world. We are a global not for profit 501(c)(3) organization that’s rebranding disability through achievement. We do that by attracting, preparing, and connecting these high potential university students and professionals – including veterans – who happen to have all types of disabilities for careers, scholarships, internships, The Lime Connect Fellowship Program, The Lime Connect Foundations Program and full time careers with our corporate partners – the world’s leading corporations.

  2. AbilityLinks “helps persons with disabilities find jobs. It is a well-established and valued part of the disability and business community. AbilityLinks connects a dynamic talent pool of applicants with disabilities to a network of employers that value disability inclusion.” 

  3. abilityJOBS is dedicated to providing “a place where people with disABILITIES can seek employment, confident they will be evaluated solely on their skills and experience. Posting your resume and searching jobs are free.” 

  4. Entry Point!, a signature program of the AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability, is a national effort to discover and develop talent among undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who demonstrated a talent and interest in pursuing a STEM career. The primary goal of the project is to increase the diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce at the professional level. Entry Point! recruits, screens, and refers qualified candidates to company and university research program partners for 10-week summer internships. 

  5. Workforce Recruitment Program works to connect “employers with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities.”

  6. Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable “is a collection of employers committed to neurodiversity-focused hiring initiatives.”
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