What are some resources that employers can utilize to learn about attracting and recruiting Persons with Disabilities?

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Persons with disabilities is a talent pool offering individuals who have a diverse array and level of skills. Employers can use the resources below to learn more about how to attract and recruit from this group and other resources to assist with their employment.


Workplace Accommodations

  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN)a free consulting service from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) that provides individualized accommodations solutions and technical assistance on the ADA.

Assistive Technology

  • New England Assistive Technology Center at Oak Hill – the NEAT Center at Oak Hill brings people with temporary or permanent disabilities, seniors, families and professionals together with equipment, services and training to enhance independence at school, work or home.

Recruitment Assistance

  • Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)WRP helps employers identify qualified college students with disabilities for summer work experience and full-time employment and offers employers a database of pre-screened college graduates seeking temporary or permanent jobs.
  • Disability:IN ConnecticutSupports businesses in Connecticut which are committed to disability inclusion in the workplace and supply chain.
  • Supported Employment Services – Promotes and administers comprehensive, recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment throughout Connecticut.

Additional Resources


Business Engagement - Untapped Talent Pools

Disability Resources for Job Seekers and Employers


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