Resources & Information

National and local resources to assist your business hire and retain people with disabilities can be accessed here.


 

National Resources

The Wounded Warrior Leader – Medical Rehabilitation Handbook is now available through the Borden Institute of the Army Medical Command

 

US Business Leadership Network

The USBLN is a National business organization currently representing more than 5,000 employers to promote the business imperative of including people with disabilities in the workforce.

 

Employer Assistance Referral Network (EARN)

Hear what businesses have to say about the value of employees with disabilities:

  • Return on Investment
  • Human Capital
  • Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Diversity
  • Social Responsibility

 

Job Accommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

Below are some of the links to JAN’s most useful links:

 

Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act

The latest news and information that businesses need to know about the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

ADA National Network – National Diability Employment Resources

 

 

Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act

The latest news and information that businesses need to know about the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Commonwealth University´s Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports and Job Retention

Resources and guidance will prove helpful for businesses to reach nontraditional sources of workers that business can recruit to meet their on-going labor needs.

 

EEOC Intellectual Disabilities Fact Sheet

Questions & Answers About Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Workplace.

 

SSA Ticket to Hire

TICKET TO HIRE is a free national referral service to assist employers in hiring motivated, qualified workers with disabilities from the Social Security Administration´s Ticket to Work Program.

 

VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports and Job Retention Online Seminars

Series of online seminars covering diversity training specific to disability awareness for Human Resource Professionals.

 

U.S. Dept. of Education & U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Disability Employment 101: Learn to Tap Your “HIRE” Potential

The U.S. Department of Education, in Partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a guide to acquaint business leaders with programs and resources available to assist them in hiring people with disabilities. The jointly developed publication, “Disability Employment 101: Learn to Tap Your ´HIRE´ Potential,” includes information about how to find qualified workers with disabilities, how to put disability and employment research into practice and how to model what other businesses have done to successfully integrate individuals with disabilities into the workforce.

 

U.S. Dept of Labor / Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) – Employment Checklist for Hiring People with Disabilities

A quick Do´s and Don´ts list of points to consider when hiring people with disabilities. Includes a brief list of questions to keep in mind when determining if your worksite is accessible. Additional reference materials are linked.

 

U.S. Dept of Labor / Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) – Online Resource for People with Disabilities

DisabilityInfo.gov provides people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and other community members with critical disability-related information.

 

Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page – Reaching out to Customers with Disabilities

Some business do not know how to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This site explains how the ADA applies to businesses in ten short lessons.

 

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) – Resource for Including Students with Disabilities into the Workforce

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) is a unique and dynamic national professional association comprised of morethan 600 colleges and universities and over 400 major national employers. COSD’s mission is to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis.

 

District of Columbia

DC Department on Disability Services

The Department on Disability Services (DDS) provides services to more than 10,000 residents with disabilities through its two administrations. Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) offers training and other services aimed at assisting people with disabilities to prepare for and retain employment. The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) provides services that enable people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live meaningful and productive lives in our community.

 

District of Columbia Assistive Technology Resource Center (DCATRC)

ATPDC is committed to improving the District of Columbia´s capacity to provide appropriate assistive technology devices and services for all Washingtonians with disabilities.

 

Online Guide to Disability Services in the District of Columbia

Disseminates information about books, pamphlets, magazines, newsletters, videos, databases, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, telephone hotlines and on-line services that provide free, inexpensive or hard-to-find information to help people with disabilities.

 

Hands In Motion – Sign Language Interpreting agency

Hands In Motion is a Sign Language Interpreting agency, serving the Washington DC Metro area.

 

Online Resource for People with Disabilities in the District of Columbia

DisabilityInfo.gov is an Online Resource for People with Disabilities living in the District of Columbia.

 

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority – Accessibility Resources

This site offers a number of free resources to people with disabilities to aid them in using the Metrobus and Metrorail systems.

 

DIVERSITY SERVICES of DC, Inc. – Diversity staffing in the workplace

Our mission is to help corporations, organizations, local and Federal agencies eliminate preconceived notions concerning other people based solely on race, color, class, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability. We are the only staffing service in the nation that makes accommodations necessary so as to include persons with disabilities. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities in all aspects of employment. Opportunities are extended to qualified applicants and employees regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability or veteran status (including disabled or Vietnam Era veteran status).

 

Suburban Maryland

Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

The Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) offers programs and services that help people with disabilities go to work or stay independent in their homes and communities.

 

Disability Resources, Inc. – Online Guide to Disability Services in Maryland

Disseminates information about books, pamphlets, magazines, newsletters, videos, databases, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, telephone hotlines and on-line services that provide free, inexpensive or hard-to-find information to help people with disabilities.

 

Comptroller of Maryland – Disability Employment Tax Credit

Businesses that hire people with disabilities may be entitled to a tax credit for wages paid to the employees and for child care or transportation expenses paid on behalf of the employees. A person with a disability includes a veteran released from the armed forces for a service-related disability. The credit may be claimed for individuals hired before July 1, 2011.

 

Online Resource for People with Disabilities in Maryland

DisabilityInfo.gov provides online resources for people with disabilities living in Maryland.

 

Northern Virginia

Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services

Information on staffing, retention, workplace accommodations, disability awareness training in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

Virginia Commonwealth University Resources That Facilitate Employment & Job Retention

Materials/information that facilitate employment and job retention for individuals with disabilities

 

Mid-Atlantic ADA Center – Resources & Technical Assistance On The Americans with Disabilities Act

Provides training, information, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to businesses, consumers, schools, and government agencies within the Mid-Atlantic Region (PA, DE, MD, VA, WV and DC).

 

Virginia Business Leadership Network

The Virginia Business Leadership Network provides employers with education and resources, and helps organizations reliza the business imperative of including individuals with disabilities in the workforce and marketplace respectively.

 

Resources Provided by the Commonwealth of Virginia

Web portal of services and programs offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

Disability Resources,Inc. – Online Guide to Disability Services in Virginia

Disseminates information about books, pamphlets, magazines, newsletters, videos, databases, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, telephone hotlines and on-line services that provide free, inexpensive or hard-to-find information to help people with disabilities.

 

Online Resource for People with Disabilities in Northern Virginia

DisabilityInfo.gov provides Online Resource for People with Disabilities living in Northern Virginia.

 

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority – Accessibility Resources

This site offers a number of free resources to people with disabilities to aid them in using the Metrobus and Metrorail systems.