College students with disabilities enter with less work experience and have a harder time finding jobs than their nondisabled peers. Experiential education-- mentoring, internships, job shadowing, and so on-- can create a bridge to graduation and employment. However, that requires college professionals to consider access issues for all students. A new Institute Brief provides basic disability awareness information, suggests ways to create welcoming career offices, and offers ideas to increase access to experiential education.
Zafft, Cynthia; Sezun, Sara; and Jordan, Melanie, "Institute Brief: Making Experiential Education Accessible for Students with Disabilities" (2004). The Institute Brief Series, Institute for Community Inclusion. Paper 9.