Disability Mentoring Day

The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services-Governors Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (GCEPD) is your go-to agency for Disability Mentoring Day in Alabama.

In collaboration with the American Association of Persons with Disabilities, the ADRS GCEPD takes the lead on Disability Mentoring Day and is the registered point of contact and DMD coordinator for events in Alabama.  For more details, contact Leslie Dawson, coordinator for GCEPD, at 205.290.4457 or Becky Parker, GCEPD administrative assistant, at 205.290.4446.

Summary of DMD from American Association of Persons with Disabilities

Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) program connects nearly 13,000 students and job seekers with disabilities to thousands of employers each year. The 2011 events took place in more than 200 locations across the country. DMD, held the third Wednesday in October, promotes career development through hands-on programs, job shadowing, and ongoing mentoring. This experience has helped thousands of past participants develop lasting relationships and secure internships or jobs. 

If you are interested in becoming a DMD coordinator, download and complete an application.

Already an approved DMD coordinator? Connect with Leslie Dawson, Alabama's registered liaison to the AAPD Disability Mentoring Day network.

Click here for the DMD brochure.


  • Wal-Mart
  • American Airlines
  • I.B.M.
  • SAP Business Solutions
  • AT&T
  • Service Corporation International (SCI)
  • Darden Restaurants: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Capitol Grill, Bahama Breeze
  • Aramark
  • Sam's Club
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Mitsubishi Electric America
  • TimeWarner
  • Bayer
  • FedEx