The Campaign for Disability Employment
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What WILL you do?

Work is an important part of people’s lives. It means more than just getting paid. It means being able to make your own choices about how you want to live your life.

At work, it’s what people can do that matters. If you are a young person with a disability, only you can decide your limits. You can work in a wide variety of jobs and play an important role in America’s economy. In fact, experience with a disability can help in a job or in starting a business. Today more than ever, businesses need people who can think differently about how to solve problems and get the job done. People with disabilities do this in America’s workplaces every day – and so can you. So set your sights high! Along the way, remember that resources are available to help you seek employment, succeed on the job, and understand your right to be judged on your ability, not disability.

Tell us what you WILL do!
If you are a young person with a disability, we’d like to hear from you!

Please take a moment to share your career aspirations. By doing so, you will help increase employer awareness about the many ways today’s youth plan to be tomorrow’s leaders and will encourage others to dream big!
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Trying to find out what i want to do. my goal is to find somthing that would fit my mobility limitations

Hi, my name is Bilal and I am legally blind in my left eye. I am currently attending Bellingham Technical College and pursuing an Associate Degree in Applied Science of Computer Network Technology.

My name is Raimee, I have autism, and when I grow up I want to work on a farm. I like weeding, giving compost to the chickens and the rabbits, and collecting eggs from the hen house. I have experience working at Pickards Farm. It was awesome working there!

I graduated from VCU with a BS in International Management. I was in the WorkForce recruitment program for students with disabilities, SCEP, and now a Business Analyst in the DEfense Industry. I founded the Jenna Green Foundation Inc to help students with disabilities achieve succeess. I want to pass on what I've learned.

I was born without thumbs in both my hands. I recently graduated high school and plan on starting college in the winter. I want to become an Emergency Medical Technician. I want to prove to my former bullies and myself that even though I may be different, I CAN make a difference and save lives. Maybe even go into motivational speaking after earning my associates degree.