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Business, Disability and Employment: Corporate Models of Success Manual

by Brian McMahon, Paul Wehman, Valerie Brooke, Rochelle Habeck, Howard Green, & Robert Fraser; May 2004

A brief sketch of each of the 20 companies is presented below. This overview will provide the name of the company, the best practice and the results that have been achieved. The first 12 companies represent corporate success stories related to recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities. The remaining eight company sketches relate to return to work models of success for when an employee becomes disabled and is returning to employment. Following these company highlights will be a complete case study, presented in its entirety. Each case study will share information on the people who were key in the development and or implementation of the corporate best practice. Further, readers will be provided with contact information for each company case study for additional information.

Alaska Airlines

Bank of America

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Gerdau Ameristeel

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts: Culinary Training Program

ITW Engineered Fastners

King County, Washington


McNaughton & Gunn


Northwire, Inc.

Pitney Bowes

Port of Seattle

Safeway - Northwest Divisional

Spokane Home Builders Association

Tampa Electric Company (TECO)

University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services