Employer Resources

Campaign for Disability Employment

Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) is a collaborative effort among several disability and business organizations that works to change attitudes about disability and employment. Here is a collection of helpful resources for jobseekers and employees.

Campaign for Disability Employment: Tax Incentives

Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) is a collaborative effort among several disability and business organizations that is working to change attitudes about disability and employment. Here is a list of tax incentives for employers.

Department of Labor: Hiring People with Disabilities

The US Department of Labor provides information on job accommodations, laws and regulations, employee and employer rights, and other resources.

Disability Non-Discrimination Training

The Massachusetts Office on Disability outlines employer obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability rights laws.

EARN: Accessible Workplace

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity by providing education on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures. Here they offer assistance in making a workplace accessible.

EARN: Financial Incentives

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity by providing education on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures. Here they offer a breakdown of financial incentives for employers.

EARN: Training

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity by providing education on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures. Their training center offers a huge collection of videos, webinars, and written information to help employers support a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Employment Services

Employment Services works with local business owners and individuals to develop seasonal and/or year-round employment opportunities for adults with disabilities in our community. The program supports both the employer and employee through every step of the employment process.

Hiring People with Disabilities

A resource from the US Department of Labor providing information on job accommodations, laws and regulations, employee and employer rights, and other resources.

Institute for Community Inclusion: Disability Etiquette

The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at UMass Boston supports the rights of children and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of the community. Here they offer a series of videos on communicating with people who have disabilities.

IRS: Tax Benefits

Businesses accommodating people with disabilities may qualify for some of the following tax credits and deductions outlined here on the IRS website.

Job Accommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. They offer a vast database of resources for employers and business owners as well as employees.

MassMATCH

MassMATCH is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s initiative to Maximize Assistive Technology (AT) in Consumer’s Hands. Its mission is to promote the use of AT and AT services to enhance the independence of people with disabilities, enabling equal participation in all of life’s activities. They provide a breakdown of assistive technology and helpful FAQ section for employers.

MRC: On the Job Training Funds

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) helps people with disabilities to live and work independently. Prospective employers may wish to take advantage of an option offered by the MRC to reimburse the salary of an employee during an on-site training period known as On-The- Job-Training (OJT).

MV Community Services: Employer Benefits

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) provides social services to the population of Martha’s Vineyard regardless of financial, cultural, or physical barriers. They outline some resources to support employers who are interested in hiring a diverse workforce.

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) supports several initiatives that help employers interested in hiring individuals with disabilities. These resources include recruiting strategies, accommodation information, ADA information, tax incentives, and more.

On the Job Training Funds

Prospective employers may wish to take advantage of an option offered by the MRC to reimburse the salary of an employee during an on-site training period known as On-The- Job-Training (OJT).

RespectAbility: Accessibility and Etiquette Training

RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with employers, entertainment leaders, governors, policy makers, educators, self-advocates, non-profits, faith-based organizations, philanthropists and the media to fight stigmas and advance opportunities. Here they provide webinars on a huge range of topics pertaining to disability and employment.

Top Five Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities

Sandy Murillo is a writer who works at The Chicago Lighthouse, an organization serving the blind and visually impaired. Here she explains the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.

Understood

Understood is an organization that is dedicated to growing and shaping a world where everyone who learns and thinks differently feels supported at home, at school, and at work. Here they offer a huge collection of resources for educators around partnering with families, connecting with students, teaching strategies, and more.

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