The Campaign for Disability Employment
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YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES:

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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I WILL...

shanda
dayton tx., TX
Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a teacher because I like to play school a lot. I like to be around children and I think I can do it. It might take a little bit of time but I encourage myself that I can do this and this is what I want. I would like to be a fourth grade math teacher.


Kim
Ft. Worth, TX
Since elementary school, I've wanted to teach. I taught Spanish after college, but I couldn't maintain it due to my disability and I didn't understand my ADA rights. Now, I'm getting a MS in HR and teaching employers how to benefit from the ADAAA by employing and marketing to people with disabilities!


Whitney
Gulf Breeze, FL
Ever since I was about ten, I've wanted to be a prosthetist. Not only do I have a prosthetic leg, but I am also missing my arm. Prosthetics fascinates me, I can't even imagine a world without them. My artificial leg has helped me to have no physical limits, I want to share that with everyone else!!


Alex
Tampa, FL
to be a music artist and involved in the pro wrestling business... I have been hosting my own online radio show since I was 13 - three years now and spend alot of my time reading, researching and learning. I will be taking college courses later this Fall and will complete a four year degree.


Anne
San Jose, CA
I am a legally blind library science and paralegal student advocating increase equal information accessibility for all. I aspire to become a team player in enforcing the educational rights and fair employment treatment for people with disabilities through civil rights agencies and organizations.