The Campaign for Disability Employment
Photo of young worker with intellectual disability


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!
Tell a Friend!

I want to go to college.

Sarah Couch
I want to be a ballerina!

Gabriel Diaz-Rodriguez
I will take math and computer science classes in college.

Katelynn Smith
I am a Disability Resource Coordinator that has a great working relationship with the Department of Labor. Each county in New York State should have a DRC that is able to work with disabled individuals. These professionals are available to help start build your careers in whatever field you desire to work in. Thank you :)

Whitney Hemphill
I am an amputee. I have an intellectual disability. I am training my dog, Maple, to become an in-patient therapy dog. I want to have my own business. I want to hire good people just like me. I am going to have a hotel for dogs for strays.