ODEP implements a number of initiatives and offers a variety of resources to help youth with disabilities and their families understand issues related to training and job preparation. Links to these resources are centralized on this page. In addition, youth with disabilities and their families are encouraged to visit the Youth topic section of ODEP’s Web site.
- Cultivating Leadership: Mentoring Youth with Disabilities
- Workforce Intermediaries: Strategic Connections for Youth with Disabilities
- Career Development for Persons With Disabilities
- Essential Elements of an Effective Job Search
- Writing and Formatting a Scannable Resume
- Customized Employment Q and A for Parents
- DisabilityInfo.gov—Employment Section/Youth
- Disability Mentoring Day (DMD)
- Emergency Preparedness and People with Disabilities
- High School/High Tech
- Workforce Recruitment Program
Technical Assistance Services
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
- National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD-Y)
- Are there any specific financial assistance or scholarships available for individuals with disabilities who want to go to college?
- What is the Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)?
- How many people with disabilities are there in the United States?
- How many people with disabilities are working?
- How does the federal government define "disability"?
- What is National Disability Employment Awareness Month?
- Where can I find more information on specific disabilities or medical conditions?
- Does the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) give grants to individuals with disabilities?
- How does the new Medicare prescription drug benefit apply to persons with disabilities?
Youth with disabilities and their families may also find information of interest in ODEP’s online News Room, including recent news releases, speeches and additional publications.