Documents

Getting support, supporting others - A handbook for working with non-visible disabilities

EY developed this handbook for people with disabilities, for an organization's HR or accommodations support team, and for supervisors and coworkers. It's intended to help people think through some of the challenges, especially the interpersonal issues, around disclosure and non-visible disabilities. We won't tell you what to do; these are all personal choices. Instead, we'll discuss some of the considerations you'll want to weigh when making your decisions. We'll provide information and highlight others' experiences so you can make well-informed, carefully considered choices. Note: though the focus here is non-visible disabilities, much of the guidance can be applied to any disabilities situation.



Leading Practices on Disability Inclusion

While businesses sometimes encounter serious challenges as they seek to implement inclusion strategies, many employers have overcome these hurdles with robust and creative practices. As a collaborative initiative to share creative inclusion practices that succeed, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) invited congressional and business leaders to participate in the second Corporate Disability Employment Summit: Leading Practices on Disability Inclusion.

Prior to the summit, business leaders were asked to share their successful disability inclusion strategies. This publication highlights these strategies, which businesses of all sizes can use to create a more inclusive workplace, marketplace, and supply chain. Real-life examples, such as these, are important to help businesses realize the wide range of opportunities available and the potential for replicating success. An assessment is also included as a tool to initiate or enhance your company's disability-friendly corporate practices.



Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting people with Disabilities: A Resource guide for Employers

This resource guide is a product of the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative, a federal cross-agency effort working to increase equal employment opportunities and financial independence for individuals with disabilities. The Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative includes participation by agencies across the federal government, including the Department of Education, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of Veterans Affairs, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Council on Disability, Office of Personnel Management, and the Social Security Administration. Published February 3, 2015



Links

Autism Society of Maine

The Autism Society of Maine (ASM) is a non-profit organization founded in 1976, whose membership consists of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, members of the community, and the professionals who work with them. As an affiliate of the Autism Society, our mission is to promote lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals on the autism spectrum to become participating members of their communities. Education, advocacy, support and public awareness form the cornerstones of the Autism Society of Maine's efforts to carry forth our mission.



Maine Department of Labor: Program and Service Guide

The Maine Department of Labor Program and Service Guide.



PEAT, the Partnership for Employment and Accessible Technology

Guided by a consortium of policy and technology leaders, PEAT works to help employers, IT companies, and others to understand why it pays to build and buy accessible technology, and how to go about doing so. PEAT is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and is managed by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) .



The Campaign for Disability Employment

The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.



The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity. We educate public- and private-sector organizations on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures, and we empower them to become leaders in the employment and advancement of people with disabilities.



The Job Accommodation Network

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.



The LEAD Center

The LEAD Center is a collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations dedicated to improving employment and economic advancement outcomes for all people with disabilities.



The Maine Department of Labor

The Maine Department of Labor provides services to businesses to recruit, retain and promote employees with disabilities.



The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) was authorized by Congress in the Department of Labor', recognizing the need for a national policy to ensure that people with disabilities are fully integrated into the 21st Century workforce.



The US Business Leadership Network

The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) is a national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace.

The USBLN serves as the collective voice of nearly 50 Business Leadership Network affiliates across the United States, representing over 5,000 businesses.



Think Beyond the Label

Think Beyond the Label is a public-private partnership that delivers information, outreach and resources to businesses, job seekers and the public workforce system to ensure greater recruiting and hiring opportunities for job candidates with disabilities.