Disability Mentoring Day Events

Every year, volunteer coordinators organize Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) events all over the country. AAPD serves as the national coordinator of DMD to promote career development for students and job-seekers with disabilities through hands-on career exploration and ongoing mentoring relationships.




Work Without Limits (WWL) 3rd Annual Disability Mentoring Day
April 27, 2018 | 9:00am-3:00pm | Various locations

Mentees’ are paired with a career professional (aka Mentors) from one of our companies to learn what it means to work in that company, field or occupation; observe a typical work day; identify necessary skills; and learn about possible internships or employment prospects. For more information contact Kathy Muhr at 508-856-3533 or kathy.muhr@umassmed.edu.


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New Jersey

Disability Workforce Readiness Expo
October 6, 2018 | 12pm-4pm | Newark, NJ

Eyes Like Mine, Inc. will host this two day event to prepare interested employment seekers with readiness sessions that will refer to accessibility, accommodation needs and training, resume building, and interview etiquette. The final day will be a variety of employers interested in providing job shadowing opportunities,volunteer opportunities, and hiring slots temporary and long term. The event will be held at the Vincent Lombardy Center (201 Bloomfield Ave Newark, NJ). For more information or to RSVP, contact Krystle Allen (krystle@eyeslikemine.org), Brandon Scott (bscott@eyeslikemine.org), and Naquela Wright (projectmanager@eyeslikemine.org).


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New York

Disability Mentoring Day
October 17, 2018 | 8am-10:30am | Syracuse, NY

Disability Mentoring Day begins with a Kick-Off event which includes breakfast. This year it will be held at Drumlin’s (800 Nottingham Rd, Syracuse, NY 13224), beginning at 8:00 a.m. Mentees and Mentors will have the opportunity to get to know each other during this event. Some employers send representatives; some send the staff members who will be mentoring the mentees. The mentees will arrive after the Kick-Off Event, between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. Usually they will stay to or through lunchtime. Please contact info@disabilitymentoringday.org for more information and to RSVP. To participate in this event, please contact Andric McNeil (amcneil@scvrd.net) and Jessica Pooser (Jpooser@scvrd.net).


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South Carolina

VR’s 2018 Disability Mentoring Day (DMD)
October 12, 2018 | 9am-2pm | Richland County, SC 

2018 Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) on Friday, October 12, 2018. DMD is a national movement designed to bring students with disabilities into the workplace where they learn first-hand about various career opportunities. Paired with a career professional, these students observe part of a typical workday, identify necessary skills, and learn about possible internships or employment prospects. While DMD is a one-day event, mentors and mentees are encouraged to stay in touch. Mentoring benefits both the mentor and student, advancing career development and personal growth… As part of your plan with SCVRD we want to focus on the Pre-Employment Transition Services (PRE-ETS) Job Exploration Counseling Work Based Learning Experience – Introduction to Self-advocacy – will highlight this event. After the student’s complete their mentoring activities they will be provided lunch at Richland Two Conference Center (7201 Two Notch Rd. Columbia, SC 29223) along with a guest speaker.


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Washington, DC

USCIS Mentoring Day
Date TBD | 9am-3pm | Washington, DC

Various U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices will sponsor at least one or two students to shadow an employee or manager per location. Event will have an opening/welcome session, and after that students will go with their mentors. For more information, contact Vicky Crawford, Disability Employment Program Manager, Office of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 202 587-9903.



More 2018 DMD events coming soon…


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