HUFFPOST: How Boston Can Help America’s College Grads with Disabilities Find Jobs
The National Organization on Disability teamed up with Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities and with the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Work Without Limits to create a pilot program to help college graduates with disabilities find employment. Named "Campus to Careers", the program will match graduates with local businesses so employers can find talented employees with disabilities.
Campus to Careers will work with several college graduates from about ten universities and seven employers. By providing the services students with disabilities need to connect with employers and training employers on inclusive policies, College to Careers hopes to identify which services are most effective for raising the employment rate of college graduates with disabilities. Once these are identified, the team hopes to recreate the program on a broader scale.