At work, it's what people can do that matters. The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.
The work of the CEA involves the creation of effective and innovative partnerships that result in the full inclusion of people with developmental/intellectual disabilities in the community.
The RI Department of Labor and Training provides workforce development, workforce security and workforce protection to the state's workers, employers and citizens. Through federal and state funding, it offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers.
Employment First Website | BHDDH
Employment First promotes community-based, integrated employment as the first option for employment services for individuals with disabilities.
GHA is a full service national organization specializing in developing communities of economic cooperation, particularly in job creation and job site training, employer development, Social Security Benefits Analysis and Work Incentives, self-employment, management-leadership mentoring, and civic entrepreneurship.
For more information contact Sue Babin at 401-737-1238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The netWORKri centers are conveniently located throughout the state where jobseekers and employers are matched through quality employment programs and services. Whether you are a jobseeker looking for just the right job or an employer looking for qualified employees we have all the resources to make it easy for you…all at no cost!
Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS) | DHS
The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program is the public state and federally funded program that assists individuals with disabilities to choose, prepare for, obtain and maintain employment.
The Sherlock Center offers several comprehensive training programs specifically for direct support professionals, managers, job developers, and educators supporting individuals with disabilities to become meaningfully employed.
Supporting Meaningful Employment Training Series
Starting in January 2015, multiple offerings of the Sherlock Center's "Supported Meaningful Employment Training Series" will be available in half-day and full-day sessions. The series is designed to help employment professionals (job developers, vocational specialists, job coaches, direct support professionals, etc.) to earn an ACRE Certificate.
Rhode Island SCORE provides FREE, confidential counseling to small businesses in Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts.We are a volunteer organization of working and retired business owners, professionals, and executives with experience in all aspects of business management.
phone: The SBDC Program at URI is designed to deliver up-to-date counseling, training and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management. SBDC services include, but are not limited to, assisting small businesses with financial, marketing, production, organization, engineering and technical problems and feasibility studies. Special SBDC programs and economic development activities include international trade assistance, technical assistance, procurement assistance, venture capital formation and rural development. SBDCs also make special efforts to reach minority members of socially and economically disadvantaged groups, veterans, women and people with disabilities.
phone: 401-874-SBDC (7232)
You can also find many helpful employment resources on the Cross Disability Coalition website.