AAPD Seeks Volunteer Disability Mentoring Day Coordinators
September 26, 2013 | AAPD
In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) is observed every third Wednesday of October. DMD is a program that connects students and jobseekers with disabilities to thousands of mentors each year. DMD promotes career development through hands-on programs, job shadowing, and ongoing mentoring. This effort is made possible through the dedication and enthusiasm of AAPD DMD Coordinators. DMD Coordinators build partnerships with various members of their local communities to create events that serve as an introduction to the workplace for many people with disabilities.
With necessary support and training from AAPD, DMD Coordinators are working to leverage the talent of people with disabilities and close the disability employment gap. In 2012, over 16,500 students engaged with mentors in participating job shadowing programs from 250 locations across the country.
AAPD is now searching for volunteer DMD Coordinators. Become a part of the nation’s largest job shadowing program designed for Americans with disabilities! If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out this sign-up form here. If you have any questions, please contact the Workplace and Leadership Initiatives Team at DMD@www.aapd.com.