People with intellectual or developmental disabilities can be competitively employed in their communities. We believe that people with disabilities should be supported to make informed choices about their work and careers, and should have the resources to seek, obtain, and be successful in integrated community employment. In addition, in the rare situations, when individuals are not able to work, volunteer opportunities should be pursued and made available.

Rehabilitation is the process of helping a person achieve the highest level of function, independence, and quality of life possible.

You can read The Arc of United States Position Statement on Employment and review the latest news on employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

DDS Employment Blueprint Initiative began in 2014. You can learn more about this initiative and find resources as well as ongoing staff training opportunities here.

Resources for Employment


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