Disability Mentoring Day


The Center for Disability Empowerment and Gahanna Inclusion For Teens & Young Adults have collaborated as coordinators for Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) and would like to invite you to partner with us during this event.

Disability Mentoring Day is a large-scale national effort initiated by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to promote career development for students and job seekers with disabilities through hands-on career exploration and ongoing mentoring. DMD is designed to bring students and job seekers with disabilities into the workplace to learn about various career opportunities. Through DMD, students and job seekers are connected to career professionals through job shadowing, panel discussions, informational interviews, professional development workshops, and more. While DMD is a one-day event, mentors and mentees are encouraged to stay in touch afterward. Mentoring is invaluable for both the mentor and student, advancing career development and personal growth.

This year, the Center for Disability Empowerment and Gahanna Inclusion for Teens & Young Adults are hosting a DMD event which will be held on Wednesday October 16th. We will begin the day by having student mentees meet with mentors on site at their place of employment. From there, the group will gather at The Fairfield Inn on Olentangy Rd. for lunch, guest speakers and discussion.

Download the Disability Mentoring Day Flyer PDF

Download the Disability Mentoring Day Mentoring Application  PDF DOCX

Download the Disability Mentoring Day Mentoring Registration Form  PDF DOCX

We’re here to help

If you’re a person with a disability who lives in Franklin or Delaware County Ohio, the Center for Disability Empowerment (CDE) can help you find resources to live, learn, worship, work and play alongside people who do not have disabilities.

Our community-based, non-residential center is under your direction and guided by your choices. We will help you create an Independent Living Plan (ILP) with the steps and resources you need to reach your goals, whether they’re big or small. Here are a few examples:

  • Learn skills, such as how write a letter, interview for a job, manage money, or apply for benefits
  • Find services, such as transportation options, healthy resources, or personal care assistance
  • Defend your rights, by gaining access, speaking up, or working for broader change

CDE’s assistance is completely free for people with disabilities of any age.

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