Studies have shown employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities are capable and productive in many industries. While some businesses have actively taken steps to recruit these employees, other small businesses may not know where to start.
That’s where the EARN (Employer Assistance and Resource Network) Small Business and Disability Employment: Steps to Success comes in. It’s an online resource specifically targeted to small businesses that want to recruit and retain qualified people with disabilities.
The guide also includes steps for business associations that can help their members promote an inclusive workplace that values disability diversity.
Among the topics included:
- Internships and Mentoring
- Accommodations/Productivity Enhancements
- Peer Leadership
In addition to information and links to additional resources, the guide has success stories from around the country that demonstrate these principles in action.