Information for Employers

Five Good Reasons why Employers Should Hire Someone with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability
There are many reasons why employers should consider hiring someone with an intellectual or developmental disability. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the same wants, needs and desires as anyone else, and many of those desires include being employed.

-Finding talented people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is getting easier all the time
-It’s responsive to government guidelines and broader employment trends toward more inclusive workplaces
-It benefits the bottom line for a business
-Hiring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities improves corporate culture
-People with intellectual and developmental disabilities represent a talented, untapped labor market

Below are some links to assist employers who are looking to hire individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability.

http://www.michigan.gov/mrs/