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Students with Disabilities

Boise State Career Services recognizes the intersection of identities that impact career decision making and development. We are committed to providing inclusive and equitable support in congruence with Boise State University’s mission to provide a culture of civility and success where all feel safe and free from discrimination, harassment, threats or intimidation. Students with disabilities may experience unique considerations during career development and searching and preparing for the next step (e.g. job, continued education, volunteering, etc.). To determine the best steps for you, please schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.

Career Services is committed to providing equal access to all users and is working with vendors and partner organizations to improve our platforms. Should you encounter any challenges when using this tool, please contact us at 208-426-1747 or career@boisestate.edu and we will assist you.

Opportunities

The Workforce Recruitment Program — The 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.

Emerging Leaders | National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center — Emerging Leaders is a highly competitive program that places college students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities.

ENTRY POINT! — ENTRY POINT! 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, computer science, and some fields of business.

Getting Hired — Careers and Community for People with Disabilities.  The GettingHired Mission is “To create sustainable employment growth and opportunity for people with disabilities.”

The National Business & Disability Council — The NBDC is the leading resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace. Free Services to Job Seekers include: National Resume Database, Job & Internship listings, NBDC Yellow Pages, & Career Events

Idaho Resources

Idaho Department of Labor — Connect business, education and workforce; link job seekers with employers; and help people with career and life transitions. 

U.S. Department of Labor Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisor — Designed to help employers determine which Federal disability nondiscrimination laws apply to their business or organization. The Advisor also helps recipients of Federal financial assistance understand their responsibilities under these laws. 

Northern Rocky Mountain Easter Seals-Goodwill Industries — Private, nonprofit organization serving children and adults with autism and other disabilities, along with disadvantaged families in Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.

Idaho State Independent Living Council — Promotes a philosophy of independent living, including a philosophy of consumer control, peer-support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and system advocacy in order to maximize opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and the integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of society.

Idaho Able to Work — Growing employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Idaho. A site for people with disabilities, employers, and service providers, with helpful resources.

Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR) — Provides vocational counseling to assist eligible individuals with disabilities to become employed.

Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ICBVI) — Provides services for the blind and visually impaired, independent living and vocational rehabilitation.

The ARC — Provides services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Northwest ADA Center — Regional ADA center that offers businesses, government agencies and individuals information, guidance and training on the ADA, including its employment provisions. Contact through the website or (800) 949-4232 (voice/TTY).

Idaho Commission on Aging: Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) — Serves Idaho’s seniors and people with disabilities by safeguarding their rights, fostering self-sufficiency, providing counseling, and advocating on their behalf.

National Resources

ADA.gov  — US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act including detailed information regarding the law, regulations, accessible design standards, and enforcement activities, as well as technical assistance materials.

Disability.gov — Connects people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers to helpful resources on topic such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care, or pay for accessible housing. You can also find organizations in your community to help you get the support you need.  

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) — JAN provides free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and other disability employment issues. Live phone service is available 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET by calling (800) 526-7234 or (877) 781-9403 (TTY). Assistance is also available in Spanish, both via phone and the JAN en Español 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) — The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal anti-discrimination laws. Their website provides information for employees and job applicants regarding prohibited practices, and information about filing discrimination charges.

WorkSupport.com from Virginia Commonwealth University — Resource from Virginia Commonwealth University regarding employment and job retention of individuals with disabilities. This resource page includes current research and up-to-date resources on topics including accommodations, employment research, and self-employment.

Career Guide for Students with Disabilities – BestColleges.com — Focuses on pre & post graduation college-to-career strategies and includes a look into: In-college career preparation strategies for post-graduate success, common job-hunting challenges and actionable solutions.

U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Disability Employment Policy — Develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.