Community Resources

Many excellent external resources exists for individuals with disabilities, including:

Entry Point! Identifies and recruits students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business for internship and co-op opportunities.  

Workforce Recruitment Program The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects employers 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.  

Medical Students with Disabilities Medical students with disabilities: A Generation of Practice.  

National Association of Law Students with Disabilities A coalition of students dedicated to disability advocacy and the achievement of equal access, inclusion, diversity and non-discrimination in legal education and the legal profession.

American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Provides worldwide leadership in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

American Association of People with Disabilities The American Association of People with Disabilities is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.  

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment.

Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services The mission of the Bureau is to assist Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities.  

National Association of the Deaf The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.  

ACHIEVA​ Their commitment helped to establish a nationwide movement that changed the long history of isolation and segregation for both children and adults with disabilities.  

National Federation of the Blind The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future.

Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN) is a statewide, non-profit corporation designated as the federally-mandated organization to advance and protect the civil rights of adults and children with disabilities.

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.  

MindFreedom International is a nonprofit organization that unites 100 sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups with thousands of individual members to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities.  

The Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) is a joint program of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh which offers specific products and services, based on the client's individual needs and goals and include mobility, communication, and comfort.