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Career Resources for Students with Disabilities

The Center for Career Exploration and Success values your identities and experiences. You deserve to find careers and organizations that honor your whole self. The following resources provide guidance on disability disclosure, requesting accommodations, and understanding your rights in the workplace. They also provide insight and tools to navigate the workplace, pursue your dreams, and thrive throughout your career.

Career Resources

Ohio/Regional Resources

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) helps individuals achieve quality employment, live independently, and receive the benefits they deserve through Social Security Disability Insurance determination. It facilitates customized employment plans, offers vocational rehabilitation, and helps companies recruit and retain employees with disabilities.

ACLU of Ohio: The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio supports affirmative policies promoting employment for people with disabilities, as well as inclusive and appropriate education for students with disabilities.

National Resources

Campaign for Disability Employment: Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) is a highly collaborative effort among several disability and business organizations that showcases supportive, inclusive workplaces for all workers. It maintains a a list of resources for job seekers and employees with disabilities.

Job Accommodation Network: The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. has compiled a list of job training and employment programs for people with disabilities.

Individuals with Disabilities Act: The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) is a law that makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation and ensures special education and related services to those children.

Campus Resources

All Campuses

Miller Center for Student Disability Services: The Miller Center coordinates accommodations, auxiliary aids, support services and resources for students on Miami’s Oxford and Regional campuses. The SDS serves a diverse group of students including those with physical, vision, hearing, psychiatric, medical, neurological, learning, and cognitive disabilities, as well as autism spectrum and ADHD. It also coordinate temporary accommodations for students who experience significant injury or illness

Ohio College2Careers: Offered by the Miller Center, Ohio College2Careers aims for students with disabilities to have the support they need to complete their degree and/or credential, earn higher wages, and meet the demands of tomorrow’s labor market. C2C is a partnership between Ohio’s state college and university system, the Ohio Department of Higher Education, Ohio businesses, and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD).

The Students with Disabilities Advisory CouncilThe Students with Disabilities Advisory Council (SDAC) is a student-led group focused on being the leading voice for all students with disabilities on Miami’s campuses. SDAC aims to raise awareness about disability-related issues among students and faculty, and to provide support systems for Miami’s disability community. As an advisory council, SDAC acts as a liaison between university stakeholders and Miami students with disabilities.


Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion: The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion actively creates an inclusive, welcoming, and affirming environment by providing direct services, support, and resources to students. It fosters holistic development through transformational learning opportunities, one-on-one mentorship, and programs that empower students to explore and celebrate their identity, engage in intercultural dialogue, and build leadership skills.

Student Counseling Service: Student Counseling Service provides primary, secondary, and tertiary level interventions in an effort to achieve and/or maintain a mentally healthy status for each student and to create a learning environment that facilitates and supports that status.

Student Success Center: The Student Success Center can provide assistance to a number of special student populations in solving complex problems.

Hamilton and Middletown

Center for Diversity, Equity, and InclusionThe Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is dedicated to providing a supportive atmosphere for students, faculty, staff, and local community members about diverse issues as they relate to race, ethnicity, gender, age, ability level, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, religion, spirituality, and more.

Student Counseling Services: Miami’s regional campuses provide students with confidential counseling services free of charge. It offers counseling in the following areas: suicide awareness and prevention personal concerns, relationship issues, and mental health support services.

Additional Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people with disabilities from discrimination. From answers to common questions to official legal documents, has everything you need to understand your rights and responsibilities under the ADA.

Support Organizations

American Association of People with DisabilitiesThe American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) works to increase the political and economic power of people with disabilities. It promotes equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation. The AAPD offers summer and fall internship programs and hosts a Career Center on its website.

Organizations that Support Students with Disabilities | APA: The American Psychological Association (APA) has compiled a list of organizations that work to improve access and promote the full inclusion of individuals from various disability identities within society.

Further Reading

A staff member tries out a screen reader at the Miller Center.

Introduction to the ADA created this guide as an introduction to the Americans with Disabilties Act (ADA).
Students review the career fair map in Millett Hall.

College Guide for Students with Disabilities

Best Colleges explores how students with disabilities can secure the right support and accommodations so they can excel in the classroom and participate in various extracurricular activities.


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Center for Career Exploration and Success

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Oxford, OH 45056