Holly Tomasello: Daemen College Student Disability Advocate

Holly Tomasello, Daemen College Class of 2013, updates Career Services about her role as Student Disability Advocate.


 Facts about The Americans With Disabilities Act.pdf

Agrability Project

The AgrAbility Project was created to assist people with disabilities employed in agriculture. The project links the Cooperative Extension Service at a land-grant university with a private nonprofit disability service organization to provide practical education and assistance that promotes independence in agricultural production and rural living. 

Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA

Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disability Act.   

Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disability Act.   

Association on Higher Education and Disability

AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.

Disability Resource Guide

This complete list of links covers relevant topics including disability rights, technological accessibility, government organizations, support groups, and employment.

Disability Resources

Disability Resources, inc. is a nonprofit organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently.


Disability.gov is a federal Web site that contains disability-related resources on programs, services, laws and regulations to help people with disabilities lead full, independent lives. Visitors can find critical information on a variety of topics, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation.


Creating Jobs for individuals, college students and veterans with disabilities

Employer Assistance & Resource Network - EARN

Provides employers with free consulting services and resources to support the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities.

Employment and Disability Institute - EDI

The Employment and Disability Institute (EDI; School of Industrial and Labor Relations Cornell University) advances knowledge, policies, and practices to enhance the opportunities of people with disabilities through our projects, training, technical assistance, research and publications. 


ForEmployers.com uses technology and flexible design strategies (or universal design) to bridge the needs of the business community and the employment needs of people with disabilities.  The site provides straightforward solutions and information that address everyday human resource issues, especially as they relate to current or future employees with disabilities. 

HEATH Resource Center, the George Washington University 

An Online clearinghouse on post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities. 

Job Accommodations Network JAN

JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities. 

Learn about Schedule A

Schedule A is an excepted service hiring authority available to federal agencies to hire and/or to promote individuals with disabilities by avoiding the traditional, and sometimes lengthy, competitive hiring process.  You are eligible for a Schedule A appointment if you are a person with a severe physical or mental disability, and meet the qualifications of the job in question.

National Business & Disability Council - NBDC

The NBDC is the leading resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace.

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth - NCWD/Youth

NCWD/Youth is your source for information about employment and youth with disabilities.

National Network of ADA Centers - DBTAC

The Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) is a national network of 10 regional DBTAC: ADA Centers that provide the most complete and experienced services for up-to-date information, referrals, resources, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to businesses, employers, government entities, and individuals with disabilities, as well as media and news reporters.   

Office of Disability Employment Policy - ODEP

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership on disability employment policy by developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability employment policies and practices, building collaborative partnerships, and delivering authoritative and credible data on employment of people with disabilities. 

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services - NIDRR

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.

Social Security Administration Office of Employment Support Programs - OESP

Website provides information about benefits and services for Social Security recipients who want to re-enter the workforce. Separate sections offer a wealth of information for youth with disabilities, employers, beneficiaries, service providers, and advocates. 

Social Security Disability Benefits

Applying for social security disability and SSI benefits, with or without an advocate can be difficult due to how long a claim may take and the high chance of being denied

The American Association of People with Disabilities

The American Association of People with Disabilities is the nation's largest cross-disability organization. We promote equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities. Our members, including people with disabilities and our family, friends, and supporters, represent a powerful force for change.

Over 50 million Americans with disabilities and our supporters have the power to achieve full civil rights for all. We are powered by our vision of a community whose voice is heard through the halls of government, in our culture, and in our communities.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - EEOC

A US federal agency empowered by Congress, particularly since the passage of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, to help enforce laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace.


USAJOBS is the official job site of the US Federal Government.
It's your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information

Vocational Information Services

VocRehab Inc. is a Career Information Service company with extensive experience in vocational rehabilitation, assessment, and evaluation.

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services

The Department of Veterans Affair's Veterans Benefits Administration's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) service is vested with delivering timely, effective vocational rehabilitation services to veterans with service-connected disabilities.

Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) 















The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

World Services for the Blind


Founded in 1947, WSB is a full-residential facility with the capacity to house 91 clients at a time. WSB offers life skills training, such as daily living, braille, and orientation and mobility. WSB also offers a college preparation program and a program for older individuals in Arkansas who are blind or visually impaired.  In addition, WSB is a State of Arkansas licensed school and an official Microsoft IT Academy Member, offering vocational programs, such as Desktop Support Technician I and II, Microsoft Office Specialist, Assistive Technology Instructor, and IRS training programs.  




Facts About The Americans With Disabilities Act

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Daemen College has been named to the 2008 Presidents Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction – recognized as a national leader for its service learning programs.

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