Resources

EVERYONE BENEFITS

When EMPLOYMENT WORKS for people with disabilities the community everyone shares benefits. The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities makes it a priority to ensure that people we support have as many opportunities as possible to work in the community.

QUALITY EMPLOYEES

When you hire people with disabilities, you get quality employees. Watch our video to hear first-hand from local employers about their experience with hiring people with disabilities.

JOB COACHING

Job coaching benefits businesses by supporting both the individual with a disability as well as the employer.

Download the toolkit, Hiring Ohioans with Disabilities

TAX INCENTIVES

There are some great tax incentives available for employers who hire a person with a disability. Learn more from these websites:

WOTC

Tax Benefits of Hiring Someone with a Disability

 

MYTHS AND FACTS

 MYTHS:

  • Hiring people with disabilities increases workers compensation insurance rates.
  • Proving accommodations for people with disabilities is expensive.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) forces employers to hire unqualified individuals with disabilities.
  • Employees with disabilities have a higher absentee rate than employees without disabilities.
  • Under the ADA, an employer cannot fire an employee who has a disability.


REAL TRUTHS:

  • Insurance rates are based solely on the relative hazards of the operation and the organizations' accident experience, and no on whether workers have disabilities.
  • The majority of workers with disabilities do not need accommodations to perform their jobs, and for those who do, the cost is minimal.
  • Unqualified candidates are not protected under the ADA. To be protected from discrimination in hiring, an individual must first meet all of the requirements for a job and be able to perform its essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Studies show that employees with disabilities are not absent more than employees without disabilities.

 

THE BUSINESS CASE

Hiring a qualified person with a disability brings greater benefits beyond just filling an open position.

Important Reasons to Hire People with Disabilities

Business Strategies that Work: A Framework for Disability Inclusion

United States Department of Labor Office Disability Employment Policy

Employment First

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

 Ohio Means Jobs

Other online Resources

Ohio Means Accessibility

Ohio Labor Market Indicator

The Campaign for Disability Employment

West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance

Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

Middletown Chamber of Commerce

Oxford Chamber of Commerce

Americans with Disabilities Act

Economic Benefits for Hiring People with Disabilities (YouTube video)

Hire Beyond the Disability (YouTube video)

The Employee Assistance Referral Network