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Communicate Your Companies' Desire To Recruit and Hire

Start today and develop relationships with the disability community in your locality and let them know your interest in recruiting and hiring. Reach out to the entire community and develop direct contacts with people with disabilities. There is no better way to establish credibility and communicate a desire to recruit individuals with disabilities than to develop relationships that let the disability community know your interest in recruiting and hiring qualified workers.

  • Send your vacancy announcements to disability-related organizations and agencies.
  • State on your job announcements an interest in receiving applications from people with disabilities.
  • Establish Internship And Mentoring Experiences For Individuals With Disabilities.
  • Make your buildings and grounds accessible.
  • Volunteer to serve on advisory boards.
  • Participate in job fairs and or exhibits at conferences and meetings sponsored by local disability-related organizations.

Some community disability organizations with which to develop relationships may include:

ARC The Arc (formerly Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States) is the country's largest voluntary organization committed to the welfare of all children and adults with mental retardation and their families.

Brain Injury Association State Affiliates The mission of the Brain Injury Association is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.

Centers for Independent Living create opportunities for independence and to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum level of independent functioning within their families and communities.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a self-help, support, and advocacy organization for families and friends individuals with serious mental illnesses. Local affiliates share valuable information on medications, housing, research, community-based care, and many other issues.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) advances the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, through our commitment to the principles of independence, inclusion and self-determination. covers medical and daily living information, ranging from topics like symptoms and treatment to things like education/counseling, schooling (college), careers, adoption/fostering, bullying, and sports. While our concentration is developmental, we also extensively cover intellectual conditions, like autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome and Aspergers Syndrome. All this and more can be found in both our daily living section at, as well as our conditions page at

These are just a few of the many disability organizations the may be located within your community. There are many others with which you should communicate.