National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD)

What is NCWD / Youth?

NCWD/Youth is website full of information about employment and youth with disabilities. Their partners are experts in disability, education, employment, and workforce development. Here are just a few things to check out on this site:

  • A Young Person's Guide to Health Care Transition

    A Young Person’s Guide to Health Care Transition is about making the transition from pediatric to adult health care. Taking charge of your health care transition goes hand in hand with helping you achieve your career and life goals.

  • By Youth for Youth: Employment

    By Youth, for Youth: Employment was written by youth for youth who want to know more about finding and keeping the right job. It is important to consider what makes a job right for each young person, where to look, and how to write a resume and interview. Youth with disabilities also need to consider disability disclosure in the workplace and how to ask for accommodations, if needed. After accepting a job offer, youth can take advantage of opportunities for mentoring and continuing to build their skills. This brief covers each of these topics and provides information on supports like vocational rehabilitation and transportation.

  • Making My Way through College

    Making My Way through College is a guide for any student pursuing a degree or other type of credential (e.g., certification, license) at a two-year or four-year community college, college, or university. The primary focus of the guide is on navigating the college experience for students with disabilities or those who think they may have a disability.