Historically, the majority of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have been either unemployed or underemployed despite their ability, desire and willingness to work in the community.
It is The Arc’s position that people with I/DD should have the supports necessary to find and keep community jobs based on their preferences, interests and strengths, work alongside people without disabilities, receive comparable wages and be free from workplace discrimination. The Arc Position Statement on Employment.
Employing People with Disabilities Video Series and Resources
People with disabilities can be a strong asset to your business, bringing new perspectives and dedication to the job. The Employing People with Disabilities Video Series and Resources will help you expand the diversity of your workforce and positively impact your organization. The program was created through a collaboration between The Arc Minnesota and organizations that are leaders in supporting employment for people with disabilities.
The Employing People With Disabilities program also offers valuable information for individuals seeking employment.
All videos, resources and a complete list of sponsoring organizations are available at no charge. Click here.
A Working Life Alliance
A Working Life Alliance provides job seekers and family supporters up-to-date information and help them connect to people and resources so they can find and keep the job they want. The project will do this through workshops; online resources; demonstration projects; and learning communities where job seekers can share experiences, information, and encouragement. Click here.
Arc Guide Resources
- Arc Guide to Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities
- Arc Guide to Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- A Working Life Alliance Tool Kit
How Do I Get More Information?
For more information, please submit your question to Ask an Advocate or call The Arc Minnesota at 952-920-0855 or toll-free at 833.450.1494.