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Employment Advocacy

The majority of adults with developmental disabilities are either unemployed or underemployed, despite their ability, desire, and willingness to work in the community. On average, workers with disabilities face significant gaps in pay and compensation compared to workers with no disability. Additionally, about one in three employment discrimination charges filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission allege discrimination on the basis of disability.

  • The Northwest ADA Center

    The Northwest ADA Center provides information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


    RAISE provides support to individuals with disabilities through the transition from secondary school and into competitive employment and independent living. They do this in New York state but have many national resources.

  • Tech Check

    Tech Check from the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology is a quick and simple tool that helps employers assess their current technology accessibility practices.

  • Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion

    This organization offers resources to help employers “tap the benefits of disability diversity.”