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Students with Disabilities

We at the UW Career & Internship Center are committed to helping all disabled, D/deaf and neurodivergent-identifying students find satisfying experiential learning opportunities and gainful employment. To this end, we’ve compiled a list of resources for you, both on and off campus, which we hope will help answer questions you may have about disclosure, accommodations, your legal rights, and ways your employer can support you. This list is by no means exhaustive. We’ve also provided some sites where you can expand  upon your search for a job or internship and learn more about finding support in the workplace. Finally, we encourage you to schedule a 30-minute appointment with one of our career coaches, which you can do on Handshake. We are here to assist you with every step of this process.

Living with Chronic Illness or Disability | Know Your Strengths

The job search is already an anxiety-inducing endeavor, but it can also be demoralizing when you live with chronic illness or disability. You may be unsure of whether or not to disclose your health status from the get-go and, if …

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Supporting Law Students and Lawyers with Disabilities

How can the legal profession be more supportive of students and lawyers with disabilities? This was one of the topics presented during day one of this year's NALP Annual Education Conference. In “Level Up: How to Support Your Law Students …

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Paid & Volunteer Positions to Amplify Neurodivergent Voices

Huskies for Neurodiversity is a student-led initiative that promotes visibility and acceptance of neurodiversity at UW campus and beyond. Spearheaded by a team with two neurodivergent students, their goal is to destigmatize and educate about neurodiversity and disability accommodations on …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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NYT: How to Succeed When You’re Marginalized or Discriminated Against at Work

“Hacking” your work only works if you’re a person who would be congratulated for your ingenuity.

If you’re not, Alan Henry shares his insights on what to try instead.

Click here to read the New York Times article. 

 

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Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Featured Resources

Tools & Trainings for Neurodivergent Job Seekers

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Ask Jan: Articles & Guides
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential …

Job Search Engines for Neurodivergent Job Seekers

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide …

Job Readiness Workbook (Neurodiversity Hub)

The Job Readiness workbook, created by Neurodiversity Hub, is designed as a guide to prepare autistic jobseekers to:

For more …

Students Guide to Disclosure in the Workplace

When you leave school and enter the workforce, you are required to share information about your disability if you want …

Accessibility, Inclusion, &  Action in Medical Education

This report weaves together the major themes shared by medical students, residents, and physicians with disabilities, as well as current …

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How to assess an employers commitment

Tips on how to assess an employers commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion while navigating the job search process.