Transitions to Work for People with a Disability

Source: National Educational Association of Disabled Students’ YouTube channel

Host: The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)

Speakers: Elizabeth Mohler and Lisa Kelly

Date of publication: April 4, 2021


Transitions happen throughout our lives. Graduation and looking for a job mark key transitions in a person’s life.

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) welcomed Elizabeth Mohler, Project Coordinator with Magnet – AliGN, and Lisa Kelly, Programs Manager with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s Discover Ability Network, as part of their ongoing Virtual Access for All webinar series, for their presentation “Transitions to Work for People with a Disability.”

The webinar offers four careers tips that aim to help young adults with disabilities have a smooth transition from school to the workplace:

  • Disclosure & ask for accommodations
  • Navigating workplace norms
  • Being accountable at work
  • Responding to Difficult Situations

Key Findings

Embarking on the transition from school to employment can be fraught with challenges. The transitions can be tougher when post-secondary youth with disabilities face multiple barriers, such as systemic and attitudinal, due to their disability. The webinar offers guidance to four common issues students with disabilities face when entering the workforce.

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