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Summer Employment Initiatives
Employment 4 Life
Youth Employment Ambassador Host
Inclusive Employment Matters
Michigan has a large, untapped pool of workers who are loyal, hardworking, and highly motivated. They are people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who have the right to realize their full employment potential through competitive integrated employment at or above minimum wage.
Society benefits when all members can participate and work toward achieving their goals. Inclusive employment for people with I/DD enriches local communities through a diverse workforce that promotes economic growth and fosters innovation.
This webpage includes resources for job providers, individuals, and families. You will also find information related to MiDDC's Employment First Initiative.
"Doors" Commercial on Employment
Employment is a large part of a person's identity. It is how many people become independent, build job skills, learn from others and feel valued. Having a job is no different for people with I/DD.
People with I/DD have a lot to offer businesses. They're dependable, committed to their job, and they're hard workers. Customers also prefer to do business with companies that hire workers with disabilities. Watch the "Doors" commercial to learn more about their contribution to the workplace.
MiDDC Employment Resources
Employment First Initiative
Resources for Providers
Resources for Individuals and Families
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Each October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)!
NDEAM aims to educate employers, employees with disabilities, and families about disability employment and celebrate the many contributions of all workers with disabilities.