Why Hire Someone with a Developmental Disability?
- Help Your Company Thrive – Hiring persons with disabilities can improve company culture, enhance morale among the employees and create a more diverse workplace.
- Build a Diverse Workplace – Businesses focused on inclusion in the workplace create more opportunities for people with disabilities and gain skilled workers who are dedicated, dependable and motivated to showcase their abilities.
- Benefit from Support and Training – A wide variety of training resources and employer benefits are available to help your company become a community leader when it comes to hiring inclusively.
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INCLUSIVE EMPLOYER KIT
This Toolkit provides information and resources to help employers recruit, hire and retain employees with disabilities and best practices to foster an inclusive workplace. All of OOD’s employer resources can be found in one place!
FREE WINDMILLS DIVERSITY TRAINING
Windmills is a FREE interactive training program provided by Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities designed for businesses. The program’s goal is to enhance awareness of cultural diversity and examine personal attitudes and biases toward people with disabilities. Find out more about how you can apply this training to your business by contacting an OOD Windmills facilitator.
BENEFITS OF HIRING PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Hiring a person with a disability brings many benefits beyond just filling a job, such as higher return on investment, marketing and innovation.
MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT HIRING PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
There are many myths out there concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its influence on employers. We’ve put together a list from the U.S. Department of Labor to help bust those myths!
EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Skilled coaches assist the individual employee with learning:
- Tasks of the job
- Technology needed for the job
- Expectations of the supervisor
- Workplace etiquette
Job Follow Along
- Regular meetings with the employee to talk about things that are going well and address any difficulties or issues. Frequency and duration are based on the need of the individual; for example, once a week, every other week, once a month, etc.
- A resource for employers if any questions or concerns arise.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES
For additional information please contact Julie Herbst, Community Connections Coordinator
Phone: 419-629-1502 ext. 103