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Employment First

“Employment First”: employment in the general workforce as the first and preferred outcome in the provision
of publicly funded services for all working age citizens with disabilities, regardless of level of disability.

APSE is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement
opportunities for individuals with disabilities. APSE is a growing national non-profit membership organization,
founded in 1988 and is now known as Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE).

APSE has chapters in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Our members come from all 50 states and Puerto Rico,
as well as several foreign countries.

APSE’s HR Connect offers consultation services to help businesses reach out to and partner with one of the strongest
labor and customer pools in the country: the disability community.



Universal Design for Workforce Development System

"Universal Design for the Workforce Development System is an innovative collection of tools and resources, designed
to assist workforce development professionals in creating services to meet the diverse needs of all customers of the
workforce development system.

Universal Design for the Workforce Development System Toolkit

A collection of tools designed to be customized to the needs of a state or local workforce development system, and to
support professionals in making their own system more welcoming and effective for every business and career seeking customer.
Access for All

Resources to enhance the ability of the Workforce Development System to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
Framework for Systems Change: a Guide to Effectively Serving All Customers"

Customized Employment

A flexible blend of strategies, services and supports designed to increase employment options for career seekers with complex needs.
Portfolio Series on Customized Employment

Two concise and comprehensive guides to the practice of Customized Employment, including explorations
of Discovery, Career Development and Job Negotiation.

Part I: Practical Solutions to Employment Success
Part II: Applying Practical Solutions to Employment Success

Customized Employment Innovation: Findings from the Field

A collection of reports and best practice stories of practical and systemic accomplishments from the ODEP-funded
Customized Employment and Workforce Action Grants.

Customized Employment Findings from the Field

Archived Webcasts

View our collection of supporting resources, including archived webcasts from leaders in the field of Customized Employment.

Webcast Archive
Additional Resources

Strategies, examples and regulations that guide universal design and systems change efforts."



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Wounded Warrior Careers: A Four Year Report

Workers with a Disability Less Likely to be Employed, More Likely to Hold Jobs with Lower Earnings, Census Bureau Reports

Working With Disability: Work and Insurance Brief

Persons With a Disability: Barriers to Employments, Types of Assistance, and Other Labor-Related Issues

VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment: Further Performance and Workload Management Improvements Are Needed

Survey of Employer Perspectives on the Employment of People with Disabilities

Veterans' Employment Training - Better Targeting, Coordinating, and Reporting Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Supported Employment Among Veterans with PTSD



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Disability Rehabilitation Research Program
Work-Life Balance and Disability: Field Initiated Research Project
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EDI conducts research, provides training and technical assistance, and produces scholarly publications under
the sponsorship of federal, state, and private funding. EDI faculty and staff help clarify major issues related to
disability as part of the overall management of diversity within organizations


"Opened in July 1996, the Nathaniel H. Kornreich Technology Center (KTC) at The Viscardi Center is a hands-on
laboratory where education, evaluation, and training services are offered to children and adults with disabilities,
as well as those who require assistive devices due to illness, injury or the natural aging process. Through the use of
technology-based solutions, KTC is dedicated to promoting the full participation and independence of people with
disabilities, and others, by enhancing their capabilities in school, at work, at home, and in the community.

KTC also offers workstation evaluations for employers who want to reduce their workers’ compensation costs and keep
employees working. The Return to Work (RTW) aspect allows employees who were injured to return to work safely and productively.

In addition to individuals, Kornreich Technology Center supports organizations in accommodating people with disabilities
in their roles as students, as employees, within their families, and within their communities. These include school districts,
public and private employers, and community services such as museums and parks, benefit from judicious use of technology.
Kornreich Technology Center assists these organizations through the process of choosing and implementing solutions and
training professionals to work with people with disabilities."



"The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) is the library of the National Institute on Disability and
Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR.). We collect, catalog, and disseminate the articles, reports, curricula, guides, and other
publications and products of the research projects funded by NIDRR. NIDRR funds more than 250 projects each year that
conduct research on a wide range of issues including technology, health and function, independent living, and capacity building."





"This guide provides links to information relevant to the effect disabilities can have on workers and the workplace,
as well as governmental and institutional efforts to combat discrimination on the basis of disabilities."

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Associations and Organizations
Cases and Decisions
Statistics and Data
Web Sites



The Census Bureau collects data on disability primarily through the American Community Survey (ACS) and
the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). The definitions of disability are not always alike so
caution should be taken when making comparisons across surveys. Generally, the SIPP estimates of disability
prevalence are broader and encompass a greater number of activities on which disability status is assessed.
The ACS has a more narrow definition but is capable of producing estimates for states, counties, and
metropolitan areas. Because the ACS has replaced the decennial long-form as the source for small area
statistics, there is no disability data in the 2010 Census.



 " 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.

JAN’s trusted consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people
with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online. Those who can benefit from JAN’s
services include private employers of all sizes, government agencies, employee representatives, and service
providers, as well as people with disabilities and their families."




Americans with Disabilities Act
Employee Rights
Employers' Responsibilities
Hiring People with Disabilities
Job Accommodations
Job Search
Laws & Regulations
Small Business & Self-Employment
Social Security
Workers' Compensation


Office of Disability Employment Policy

ODEP opens access to training, education, employment supports, assistive technology, and more.
ODEP's http://www.disability.gov offers social media tools and upgrades to complement the information
from 22 federal agencies on disability-related programs and services.
ODEP does not enforce any laws.

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

OFCCP enforces Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act

Federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts of $10,000 or more must take affirmative action
to employ and promote qualified people with disabilities.

OFCCP has coordinating authority under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has primary authority for enforcing the employment provisions of ADA.
Most government contractors are covered by both Section 503 and the ADA.

OFCCP enforces the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act,VEVRAA prohibits employment discrimination
against certain categories of veterans by federal contractors. Some disabled veterans are covered under this law.

Employment and Training Administration provides grant programs and other services to enhance the employment
opportunities of people with disabilities.

Civil Rights Center, part of Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, enforces several
federal disability nondiscrimination laws, including Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
Section 188 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and others.


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment,
transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. The ADA also establishes
requirements for telecommunications relay services.

The Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides publications and other technical
assistance on the basic requirements of the ADA. It does not enforce any part of the law.

In addition to the Department of Labor, four federal agencies enforce the ADA:

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces regulations covering employment.

The Department of Transportation enforces regulations governing transit.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) enforces regulations covering telecommunication services.

The Department of Justice enforces regulations governing public accommodations and state and local government services.

Another federal agency, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB), also known as the
Access Board, issues guidelines to ensure that buildings, facilities, and transit vehicles are accessible and usable by people with disabilities.

Two agencies within the Department of Labor enforce portions of the ADA. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
(OFCCP) has coordinating authority under the employment-related provisions of the ADA. The Civil Rights Center is responsible
for enforcing Title II of the ADA as it applies to the labor- and workforce-related practices of state and local governments and other
public entities. See the Laws & Regulations subtopic for specific information on these provisions.



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Are You Covered?
What Employment Practices are Covered?
Who Is Protected?
How Are Essential Functions Determined?
What Are My Obligations to Provide Reasonable Accommodations?
What is the Best Way to Identify a Reasonable Accommodation?
When Does a Reasonable Accommodation Become An Undue Hardship?
Can I Require Medical Examinations or Ask Questions About an Individual's Disability?
Do Individuals Who Use Drugs Illegally Have Rights Under the ADA?
How will the ADA Be Enforced and What Are the Available Remedies?
How Will EEOC Help Employers Who Want to Comply with the ADA?



The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability FROM The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

"The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual
with a disability. The ADA also outlaws discrimination against individuals with disabilities in State and local government services,
public accommodations, transportation and telecommunications. This booklet explains the part of the ADA that prohibits job
discrimination. This part of the law is enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and State and local civil
rights enforcement agencies that work with the Commission.

What Employers Are Covered by the ADA?

Job discrimination against people with disabilities is illegal if practiced by:

private employers,
state and local governments,
employment agencies,
labor organizations,
and labor-management committees.

The part of the ADA enforced by the EEOC outlaws job discrimination by:

all employers, including State and local government employers, with 25 or more employees after July 26, 1992, and

all employers, including State and local government employers, with 15 or more employees after July 26, 1994.

Another part of the ADA, enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice, prohibits discrimination in State and local government
programs and activities, including discrimination by all State and local governments, regardless of the number of employees,
after January 26, 1992.

Because the ADA establishes overlapping responsibilities in both EEOC and DOJ for employment by State and local governments,
the Federal enforcement effort is coordinated by EEOC and DOJ to avoid duplication in investigative and enforcement activities.
In addition, since some private and governmental employers are already covered by nondiscrimination and affirmative action
requirements under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, EEOC, DOJ, and the Department of Labor similarly coordinate the enforcement
effort under the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act."



Disability Discrimination and Work Situations
Disability Discrimination and Harassment
Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation
Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship
Definition Of Disability
Disability and Medical Exams During Employment Application and Interview Stage
Disability and Medical Exams After A Job Offer For Employment
Disability and Medical Exams For Persons Who Have Started Working As Employees
Available Resources


Available Resources

In addition to a variety of formal guidance documents, EEOC has developed a wide range of fact sheets, question and answer
documents, and other publications to help employees and employers understand the complex issues surrounding disability discrimination.

NEW 5/1/13 - The Mental Health Provider's Role in a Client's Request for a Reasonable Accommodation at Work
Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability
Job Applicants and the ADA
Understanding Your Employment Rights Under the ADA: A Guide for Veterans
Questions and Answers: Promoting Employment of Individuals with Disabilities in the Federal Workforce
The Family and Medical Leave Act, the ADA, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
The ADA: A Primer for Small Business
Your Responsibilities as an Employer
Small Employers and Reasonable Accommodation
Work At Home/Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation
Applying Performance And Conduct Standards To Employees With Disabilities
Obtaining and Using Employee Medical Information as Part of Emergency Evacuation Procedures
Veterans and the ADA: A Guide for Employers
Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities
Reasonable Accommodations for Attorneys with Disabilities
How to Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide for Restaurants and Other Food Service Employers
Final Report on Best Practices For the Employment of People with Disabilities In State Government
ABCs of Schedule A Documents

The ADA Amendments Act

Final Regulations Implementing the ADAAA
Questions and Answers on the Final Rule Implementing the ADA Amendments Act of 2008
Questions and Answers for Small Businesses: The Final Rule Implementing the ADA Amendments Act of 2008
Fact Sheet on the EEOC's Final Regulations Implementing the ADAAA

The Questions and Answers Series

Health Care Workers and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Deafness and Hearing Impairments in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Blindness and Vision Impairments in the Workplace and the ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act's Association Provision
Diabetes in the Workplace and the ADA
Epilepsy in the Workplace and the ADA
Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Workplace and the ADA
Cancer in the Workplace and the ADA
The Application of Title VII and the ADA to Applicants or Employees Who Experience Domestic or Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

Mediation and the ADA

Questions and Answers for Mediation Providers: Mediation and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Questions and Answers for Parties to Mediation: Mediation and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)



"The majority of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are either unemployed or underemployed,
despite their ability, desire, and willingness to work in the community.

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) regularly reports that the percentage of working-age people with disabilities
in the labor force is about one-third that of persons with no disability. On average, workers with disabilities face significant gaps
in pay and compensation, compared to workers with no disability. Additionally, about one in three employment discrimination
charges filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission allege discrimination on the basis of disability
(often, in combination with charges of other types of discrimination)."


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Table of Contents

Civil Rights
Developmental Disabilities Act
Diagnosis Specific
Disability News Sources
Disability Organizations
Emergency Management
Long Term Services & Supports
Research & Data
Social Security
TANF/Transition to Work


U.S. Access Board
Web Accessibility Initiative
Morgan's Wonderland


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Civil Rights

National Disability Rights Network
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force

Developmental Disabilities (DD) Act

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Ad Hoc DD Task Force

Diagnosis Specific

Birth Injury Guide
Interactive Autism Network
The National Fragile X Foundation

Disability News Sources

Patricia E. Bauer

Disability Organizations

National Associations of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)
National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
The President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities


Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force
Council for Exceptional Children
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services - The CLAS Institute
Learning Disabilities Association of America
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NEC*TAS), University of North Carolina
The National Early Childhood Transition Research and Training Center (NECTC), Univ. of KY
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO), University of Minnesota
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)


Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment Task Force
Employment & Disability Institute, Cornell University
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Office of Disability Employment Policy
Real Work Stories
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Support, Virginia Commonwealth University
Trace Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Emergency Management

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Emergency Preparedness Task Force


Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force
Disability and Health Journal
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities


Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force
Fair Housing First
Technical Assistance Collaborative
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Long Term Services and Supports

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long Term Services Task Force


Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Prevention Task Force
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Ad Hoc Child Abuse Prevention Task Force
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Helmet Initiative, World Health Organization

Research & Data

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, University of Colorado
Disability Statistics, University of California, San Francisco
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics
U.S. Census Bureau


Sibling Leadership Network
Sibling Support Project
Ohio Sibling Group
Tennessee Sibling Group

Spanish Language Resources

Manitas por Autismo

Social Security

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force
Social Security Administration

TANF/Transition to Work

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) TANF/ Transition to Work Task Force


Access Board - Electronic and Information Technology
Alliance for Technology Access
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology Task Force
Web Accessibility Initiative


Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office on Disability
U.S. Department of Transportation


National Disability Rights Network
U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation Hate Crime Statistics




May 12, 2012 - Opportunity Works was founded in an attempt to improve employment of people with disabilities. Forbes





Disabled Access Credit

The Disabled Access Credit provides a non-refundable credit for small businesses that incur expenditures
for the purpose of providing access to persons with disabilities. An eligible small business is one that that earned
$1 million or less or had no more than 30 full time employees in the previous year; they may take the credit each
and every year they incur access expenditures. Refer to Form 8826, Disabled Access Credit (PDF), for information
about eligible expenditures.
Barrier Removal Tax Deduction

The Architectural Barrier Removal Tax Deduction encourages businesses of any size to remove architectural and
transportation barriers to the mobility of persons with disabilities and the elderly. Businesses may claim a deduction
of up to $15,000 a year for qualified expenses for items that normally must be capitalized. Businesses claim the
deduction by listing it as a separate expense on their income tax return. Also, businesses may use the Disabled Tax
Credit and the architectural/transportation tax deduction together in the same tax year, if the expenses meet the
requirements of both sections. To use both, the deduction is equal to the difference between the total expenditures
and the amount of the credit claimed.
Work Opportunity Credit

The Work Opportunity Credit provides eligible employers with a tax credit up to 40 percent of the first $6,000
of first-year wages of a new employee if the employee is part of a “targeted group.” An employee with a disability
is one of the targeted groups for the Work Opportunity Credit, provided the appropriate government agencies
have certified the employee as disabled. The credit is available to the employer once the employee has worked
for at least 120 hours or 90 days. Employers claim the credit on Form 5884, Work Opportunity Credit (PDF).


Expanded Tax Credit for Hiring Unemployed Veterans

The work opportunity credit has been expanded to provide employers with new incentives to hire certain unemployed veterans.

On November 21, 2011, the President signed into law the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. This new law provides an
expanded work opportunity tax credit to businesses that hire eligible unemployed veterans and for the first time also
makes part of the credit available to tax-exempt organizations. Businesses claim the credit as part of the general business
credit, and tax-exempt organizations claim it against their payroll tax liability. The credit is available for eligible
unemployed veterans who begin work on or after November 22, 2011, and before January 1, 2013.

For more information on claiming this credit, go to the Expanded Work Opportunity Tax Credit Available for Hiring Qualified
Veterans. Get the latest information about Form 5884, Work Opportunity Credit, and its instructions, and Form 8850,
Pre-Screening Notice and Certification Request for the Work Opportunity Credit.
Classification of Workers in Sheltered Workshops

Many businesses misclassify workers in a sheltered workshop as independent contractors when they really are employees.
Revenue Ruling 65-165 discusses the treatment of such workers in each of the following categories:

Individuals in training in a rehabilitation program designed to prepare them for placement in private industry.
The intent of the training, which averages 16 weeks in length, is to accustom the individual to industrial working conditions.
These individuals are not employees of the workshop for federal employment tax purposes while they are being trained.
Regular workshop employees who have completed training and are capable of performing one or more jobs in the sheltered
workshop temporarily if awaiting placement in private industry or permanently if unable to compete in regular industry.
These individuals are paid by the workshop that provides working conditions and pay scales comparable to those in private
industry, fixes working hours and production schedules so an employment relationship is intended. The trained workers in
the workshop are employees for federal employment tax purposes
Individuals working at home that are incapable of working in the workshop that are able to produce salable articles and may
sell them wherever they please. These individuals are not considered employees as no employer-employee relationship exists
under the usual common law rules

Additional information about these business topics concerning accommodations for individuals with disabilities are in:

Publication 535, Business Expenses
Publication 954,Tax Incentives for Distressed Communities
Form 8826, Disabled Access Credit (PDF)
Form 5884, Work Opportunity Credit (PDF)
Form 3800, General Business Credit (PDF)
Instructions to Form 3800
Form 8850, Pre-Screening Notice and Certification Request for the Work Opportunity Credit (PDF)
Instructions for Form 8850

There is also a wide array of tax benefits available to persons with disabilities, ranging from standard deductions and exemptions
to business and itemized deductions to credits. Information about these issues is in Publication 3966, Living and Working with Disabilities (PDF).


If you are a new employer or new to employing people with disabilities, you should start by reading the Guide to Disability Rights Laws.
This guide summarizes the major disability laws affecting employers, governments, schools and other organizations.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires any employer with 15 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodation
for individuals with disabilities, unless doing so would cause undue hardship. A reasonable accommodation is any change in the work
environment that enables a person with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities.

Explore these resources for more information on how to comply with the ADA.

Americans with Disabilities Act : A Primer for Small Businesses

Provides an easy-to-read, overview of the basic employment provisions of the ADA as they relate to employees and job applicants.

Disability Discrimination

Explains how to comply with the ADA's nondiscrimination standards when hiring and employing people with disabilities.

Small Employers and Reasonable Accommodations

Offers answers to key questions facing small businesses in connection with reasonable accommodations. Read about the obligations
of both employers and individuals with disabilities, and review the limits on how far employers must go in providing reasonable accommodations.

Hiring People with Disabilities

Now that you are familiar with ADA, you are ready to take the next steps in employing people with disabilities. The following resources
will help you understand the ins and outs of hiring people with disabilities.


Hiring People with Disabilities

Now that you are familiar with ADA, you are ready to take the next steps in employing people with disabilities.
The following resources will help you understand the ins and outs of hiring people with disabilities.

Do's and Don'ts of Hiring Persons With Disabilities

Provides a checklist for how to comply with ADA standards.

Disability.gov Employing People with Disabilities
Links to resources for recruiting, employing and accommodating people with disabilities in the workplace.

Hiring Service Disabled Veterans

Covers the benefits and tax incentives for employers hiring veterans with service-connected disabilities.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Offers a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by providing individualized
worksite accommodations solutions and compliance with the ADA.

Worksite Accommodations

If you have decided to employ people with special needs, you must be sure that they will have a comfortable work environment.
These Worksite Accommodation Fact Sheets will help you ensure that all your employees have a safe and comfortable work environment.

Federal Tax Incentives

Employing people with disabilities will qualify you for various tax credits from the federal government.
Click on these links to learn more about which credits you may be eligible for.

Business Tax Credits and Deductions for Employment of People with Disabilities

Provides an overview on the tax incentives available to help employers cover accommodation costs for employees
and/or customers with disabilities, making their businesses accessible for everyone.

Facts About Disability-Related Tax Provisions

Supplies information on the Internal Revenue Service's disability-related provisions of particular interest
to businesses as well as people with disabilities.

Tax Incentives for Providing Business AccessibilityDownload Adobe Reader to read this link content

Details tax incentives available to help small businesses cover the cost of accommodations for employees with
disabilities and to make their places of business accessible.

Tax Incentives Packet on the Americans with Disabilities ActDownload Adobe Reader to read this link content

Covers how to take advantage of the tax credit and deduction available for complying with the ADA.



This web page features links to these sites:

» ACCES-VR – Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation
» Americans with Disabilities Act
» Autism Society of America
Autoimmune Mom
» Better Business Bureau
» Brain Injury Assoc. USA
» DiNapoli Enhances His Financial Education Web Site
» Disability Info
» Disabled Veterans
» EEOC – Small Employers & Reasonable Accommodation
» Epilepsy Foundation
» GuideStar
Hope for Youth Foundation
» JAN – Job Accommodation Network
» Muscular Dystrophy Association
» National Association for Down Syndrome
» National Association of the Deaf
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth
» National Multiple Sclerosis Society
» National Spinal Cord Injury Association
New York State Department of Mental Health
» Office of Disability Employment Policy ODEP
»Our Ability
» Paralyzed Veterans of America
» PASSOnline
» Putnam County
» Putnam Works for Business
» Social Security Administration
»Social Security for People Living with HIV/AIDS
» Tax Incentives for Employers
» United Cerebral Palsy
» United Way of Westchester and Putnam
» US Dept. of Labor – Office of Disability Employment Policy
» Westchester County

There are also links to additional sections of this website.



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Table A. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by disability status and age, 2012 and 2013 annual averages
Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics Technical Note

Table 1. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by disability status and selected characteristics, 2013 annual averages

Table 2. Employed full- and part-time workers by disability status and age, 2013 annual averages

Table 3. Employed persons by disability status, occupation, and sex, 2013 annual averages

Table 4. Employed persons by disability status, industry, class of worker, and sex, 2013 annual averages

Table 5. Persons not in the labor force by disability status, age, and sex, 2013 annual averages



"Work of decent quality is the most effective means of escaping the vicious circle of marginalization, poverty and
social exclusion. People with disabilities are frequently trapped in this vicious circle, and positive action is needed
to assist them in breaking out of it. Barriers which disabled people face in getting jobs and taking their place in
society can and should be overcome through a variety of policy measures, regulations, programmes, and services.

The ILO’s Disability Programme promotes equality of opportunity and treatment for persons with disabilities in
vocational rehabilitation, training and employment, as reflected in Convention No. 159 concerning Vocational
Rehabilitation of Employment of Disabled Persons, 1983, and the ILO Code of Practice on Managing Disability
in the Workplace adopted in 2001. It works to increase knowledge on the training and employment of people with
disabilities, by carrying out applied research relating to policy and practice, compiling and disseminating information,
publishing guidelines and manuals, and sponsoring other research and reports."

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Child Labour
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Millennium Development Goals
The Post-2015 Development Agenda
Safety and health at work
Skills, knowledge and employability
Disability and work
Social protection
Tripartism and social dialogue
Working conditions
Youth employment





Community Links

Ability Links
Able Force
American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
Camaraderie Foundation
Canine Partners of the Rockies
Emerging Leaders
Hillsborough Co. Scholarship for Student with Disability
Hire Disability Solutions
Home Buying Guide For People with Disabilities
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
LOTSA Community Works
National Organization on Disability (NOD)
Outward Bound of North Carolina
Recruiting Qualified People with Disabilities
Sea Service Leadership Association (SSLA)
Sign Language Interpreter
Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance (TBWA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Primer for Small Business
United States Access Board
WorkNet Pinellas



































Google Scholar Examines Disabilities and Employment

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Google Books Content Regarding
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Employment Resources for the Disabled

These are resources specifically set up to meet the needs or address
the interests of the disabled. You are certainly not limited to these 
resources, but they may have ideas or topics which speak directly to you.
You may also want to look at our resources for diverse audiences.



Job Accomodation Network (JAN)
Accommodation and Compliance Series:
The ADA Amendments Act of 2008







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