For more information on hiring people with disabilities, check out these books:

1. Able by Nancy Henderson
The story of Habitat International and David Morris’ success in employing people with disabilities in competitive setting.

 
2. Get Off Your Knees by John Robinson
John’s life story as a person with a disability and what he learned about attitude and accomplishment.

 
3. Copy This! by Paul Orfalea
Paul’s story of creating Kinko’s, his dyslexia and ADHD.

 
4. Hidden Talent by Mark Lengnick-Hall
The story of how leading businesses hire, retain and benefit from people with disabilities.

 
5. A Leg Up by Josh Sundquist
The story of Josh’s life as an amputee and Olympic athlete.

 
6. Disability and Business by Charles A Riley
A business book about inclusive business design and practice.

 
7. Dive In by Nadine Vogel
A primer to help companies realize the profitability, productivity and potential of the special needs workforce.

 
8. Perfectly Able by Lighthouse International and Jim Haase
A resource for HR about sourcing people with disabilities.

 
9. Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet
An insightful, introspective account of what it is like to have autism.

 
10. No Greatness Without Goodness by Randy Lewis
The powerful story of a corporate executive who, after seeing the world through the eyes of his own child with autism, Austin, realized we all have a greater responsibility to make the world a better place for everyone.

 
Any book by Dr. Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin is one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. She has a PhD in animal science from the University of Illinois and is a professor at Colorado

State University. Find her titles on Amazon®.

                      

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