Recommendations to New York State for strategies to increase access
5. Career Development and Full Employment Opportunity (continued)
- Colleges and universities develop aggressive outreach programs to specifically market students with disabilities
to employers, and develop specific mechanisms for following up with both the student and the employer on the success
of the match. Part of such an effort could include setting up local councils of career counseling staff, students with
disabilities and local business people to investigate both internship for credit and permanent job placement
- In order to offer a full range of services and expertise to colleges and universities in working with students
with disabilities, postsecondary education institutions form ongoing partnerships with the existing rehabilitation
community. That community includes state vocational and rehabilitation agencies, agencies for the blind and visually
handicapped and other existing community based organizations.
- The State Education Department ensures that the vocational rehabilitation system, in conjunction with colleges and
universities, develops a systemic approach to serving eligible college students with disabilities in a timely fashion
consistent with the policies adopted by the New York State Board of Regents in November 1996.