Think Beyond the Label is a collaborative effort of human services and employment agencies that uses grants to connect hiring businesses with people with disabilities. They also work to dispel common misconceptions about employees with disabilities. Not to mention, they’re downright hilarious. Check out their commercial:
This campaign’s website contains several facts about people with disabilities in the workforce. For example, when addressing the myth about hiring employees with disabilities increasing insurance rates, Think Beyond the Label says,
Insurance rates are based solely on the relative hazards of the operation and the organization’s accident experience, not on whether workers have disabilities.
To find resources near you, check to see if your state is participating in the campaign. If they are, contact information is provided along with a description of services available.