• DC3C is a program of the DC Special Education Cooperative.

Strategies to dispel some of the myths behind Disability Hiring

  • More than half of job accommodations cost employers no money at all.
  • And, studies have determined a return on investment of $28.69 average return for every $1.00 dollar invested on accommodations. That means more money in the company’s pocket!
  • In 2012, approximately 31% of people with disabilities aged 21-64 had some college or an associates’ degree compared to 33% of the same population without identified disabilities.  So, nearly identical qualifications.
  • Many individuals will have job coaches who know the employees and work directly with them. Coaches accompany the employee through orientation and provide one-on-one, on-the-job training and support until the person performs all the job tasks to the expectations of the employer. As the person increases their skills and reliably performs in their position, the job coach begins a fading process with occasional, as-needed drop-in visits.

Let’s set up an internship where you can see the benefits first hand. A six week program where you can monitor employee progress will help you see the benefits of hiring individuals with special needs.

Often times employers are hesitant to hire someone with a disability.

View the short video about unconscious bias and overcoming it.