it comes to finding competitive employment, people with disabilities aren’t
always given the opportunity to show how valuable they can be.
could be because an employer is unsure how hiring people with disabilities will
impact their business. Or because trying to figure out accommodations is
overwhelming. Or it could be because they’re simply unfamiliar with working
with people with disabilities.
But if we stop thinking about the obstacles, we start to see something else—we can see just how much people with disabilities CAN do. That’s why we’re dedicated to offering support and resources for people with disabilities, parents and guardians, and employers alike. Our goal? To connect the right people with the right careers and ensure everyone is happy with a job well done.
Join the celebration!
Whether you’re a person with a disability in the workforce, an employer or an advocate, we want to hear from you! Submit your “I can” statement below telling us how you contribute to your workplace.
- Download our “I can” sign
- Upload your photo below and tell us what you can bring to the workplace!
- Post your photo on your own social media
- Tag Bethesda for a chance to be featured on our site
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Why hire people with
A diverse workforce including people with disabilities is good for business. In fact, according to a recent study, companies who actively employ people with disabilities are more profitable than those who don’t by up to 28%.
And that’s not all. In fact, there are plenty of reasons you should consider hiring people with disabilities.
additional information and resources on how you can include people with
disabilities in your place of employment:
The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment contains the latest in public policy and tons of FAQs to help you get started
The Job Accommodation Network can help you explore accommodations based on disability and more
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion helps employers recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities
The Empowerment Blog will be updated throughout the month of October with tips and information on disability employment