Concurrent 2B | Students and Workers with Disabilities: Campus to Career

Tuesday, April 24
2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Location: Metropole Room

Hashtag: #DEAM18

Session Topic: Recruitment
Session Type: Concurrent B; Concurrent (all)
Days: Tuesday, 24 April

About This Session
College students and graduates with disabilities comprise a talent pool that can fill the gap for employers seeking skilled, motivated employees. An estimated 4.7 million college graduates nationwide have a disclosed disability, yet only 25% of them are employed-compared to 76% of their non-disabled peers. During this session, Howard Green and Felicia M. Nurmsen from the National Organization on Disability (NOD) will share how to understand reasonable accommodations as applicable to students and candidates with disabilities, and describe successful initiatives that foster inclusivity and a disability-friendly environment. Attendees will also learn and understand issues for self-disclosure and discover tools to assist your communication with applicants with disabilities.