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In an attempt to answer the most frequently asked questions about employing individuals with disabilities, The National Education Center developed a series of six fact sheets and one brochure. The following is a brief description of those fact sheets and the brochure.
Need Help Accommodating employees and customers with disabilities?This fact sheet discusses key definitions and offers tips for accommodating employees and customers with disabilities.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Accommodations (PDF)Accommodations Word).
Why is Hiring Individuals with Disabilities Good for Business? This brochure provides information on why hiring individuals with disabilities is good for business.
Click here to view the fact sheet on The Business Case (PDF) / The Business Case (Word)
What are the federal and state laws that protect individuals with disabilities? This fact sheet discusses federal and state laws that protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the employment and job application process.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Disability Employment Law (PDF) / Disability Employment Law (Word).
Quick Tips: Job Seekers & Employees with Disabilities. This fact sheet offers guidance for interacting with, hiring and welcoming individuals with disabilities into the work place.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Quick Tips: Job Seekers & Employees with Disabilities (PDF) / Quick Tips: Job Seekers & Employees with Disabilities (Word).
How Can I Get Resources for Reasonable Accommodation Requests? This fact sheet is designed to answer the following questions for businesses: (1) Where can a business learn more about assistive technology or how to acquire a worksite assessment? (2) Where can a business get an employee handbook converted to Braille for an employee who is blind? (3) How does a business arrange for an interpreter for an interview with an individual who is deaf?
Click here to view the fact sheet on Resources for Reasonable Accommodation Requests (PDF) / Resources for Reasonable Accommodation Requests (Word).
What Type of Tax Incentives/Credits are Available? This fact sheet reviews the federal and state tax incentives/credits available to help businesses cover the cost of accommodations for employees with disabilities and the cost of improving accessibility of the business for employees and/or customers with disabilities.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Tax Incentives/Credits (PDF) / Tax Incentives/Credits (Word). For an important update on the status of the Tax Credit, please click on this link from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Finding Job Seekers With Disabilities. This fact sheet highlights resources that are available to assist business fullful its workforce needs.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Workforce Solutions: Finding Job Seekers with Disabilities (PDF) / Workforce Solutions: Finding Job Seekers with Disabilities (Word).
The Benefits of Allowing Employees to Telework. This fact sheets discusses the advantages of allowing employees to work from home or a remote location.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Telework (PDF) / Telework (Word)
Want hard copies of these fact sheets? You may receive hard copies of these fact sheets by submitting a completed Business Order Form (below) to the Maryland Department of Disabilities.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Business Order Form (PDF) / Business Order Form (Word).
The Maryland Department of Disabilities partnered with the Jacob Frances Institute (JFI) of the University of Baltimore to compile a report of the employment and earning status of Marylanders with disabilities. JFI used information using the American Community Survey information from 2008 through 2010 for this report. Please find a copy of this report here: JFI MDOD Employment Report (Word).
JFI also looked at the earning status of individuals receiving DDA funding through their Supported Employment or Day Habilitation programs. Click here to read the report summarizing these findings: DHMH/DDA Longitudinal Findings (Word).
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