Disability Mentoring Day (DMD)

is a large-scale national effort coordinated by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) each October during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). It’s purpose is to promote career development for students and job-seekers with disabilities through hands-on career exploration and ongoing mentoring relationships, that produce life changing results for mentees, such as full time employment and internship opportunities.

Mentors and Mentees

Business partners are matched with participants, including students and job seekers with disabilities from high schools, colleges and universities, and local/state disability organizations. Other opportunities to get involved include serving as sponsors or event hosts.

Local Events

Events take many different shapes and forms depending on the needs of the local community:

  • Job shadowing

  • One-on-one mentoring

  • Panel discussions

  • Professional development workshops

  • Informational interviews

  • and more

If you are interested in becoming a DMD mentee or mentor, or an organization looking to help host and/or sponsor a DMD, please contact your local office for information.