When it comes to disability inclusion, there are as many models as there are companies. Fortunately, this is because all effective disability inclusion models may be easily modified and tailored to meet the real business needs and realities of a company.

That said, we have identified three broad categories of models, to help you think about the scale of your implementation as you move forward through the guide.

How you choose to approach your disability inclusion initiative should be based on your company’s specific, individual needs. Tailoring your program to your own situation not only ensures you the greatest possible outcomes, it also makes this process as seamless as possible.

Finding the strategy that works best for you is a pivotal first step. We’ll help you figure out the best fit by outlining the pros and cons of three different common implementation models. And if you’re not sure what would work for you, check out our case studies to see what other companies have done.

Learn about three different common employment initiative models:

“For P&G, hiring people with disabilities has been so much more than a Diversity and Inclusion effort, and part of our success comes from clarity around what we want to achieve. Throughout our process we have discovered that Disability “Inclusion is a great strategy to tap into new resources to fill open positions. In our experience, employees with disabilities are dedicated, perform well, and their presence not only positively contributed to the organization, but also to our reputation in the community as a great place to work.”
Miguel Garcia, NA Transportation and Warehousing Finance Associate Director, P&G

Explore the success stories of other standout brands:

Top Stories

  • Disability Employment Implementation: The Steps

    From buy-in to a scaled rollout, implementing a disability employment and inclusion hiring program takes time. Here’s a sample timeline.

    If there’s one thing all disability employment and inclusion hiring programs have in common, it’s this: implementing them takes time. You’ll need patience and a view of the long game.…

    Read More
  • Disability By the Numbers

    Need proof that including people with disabilities in your workforce is good for your business? Just look at the numbers.

    To help build your business case for hiring people with disabilities, it’s important to consider the scope of talent your business could be missing out on without a disability inclusion…

    Read More
  • 4 Tips for Working With Disability Employment Consultants

    Planning to work with a disability employment consultant? These three tips can help you get the most out of the relationship.

    As you’re looking to recruit, hire, and retain employees with disabilities, you may want to consider enlisting the help of a disability employment consultant. Disability employment consultants go above and…

    Read More
  • How to Benchmark Your Disability Inclusion Efforts

    Find out how tools from three different organizations can help you benchmark the success of your company's disability inclusion efforts.

    The importance of understanding whether or not your efforts are having an impact is unsurprising in implementing disability inclusion programs. Fortunately, when it comes to measuring the success of your…

    Read More
  • 7 Ways Hiring People with Disabilities Can Boost Your Business

    Check out these seven ways hiring people with disabilities can bring bottom-line benefits that show proven ROI to your company.

    Despite common misgivings, there are wide-ranging benefits to hiring people with disabilities – it isn’t just socially good, it is good for business as well. In fact, companies that are…

    Read More
  • FAQs for Hiring Managers and Employees

    Your employees have questions, we've got answers: Get the facts on 12 FAQs about disability hiring.

    It’s natural for your hiring managers and employees to have questions about your company’s disability employment initiative—everything from why you’re interested in hiring people with disabilities in the first place,…

    Read More
  • Fostering an Inclusive Workplace

    Want to foster a culture of inclusion in your workplace? Invest in training current employees on disabilities—including basic etiquette.

    Before you begin interviewing and hiring people with disabilities for your open roles, it’s important to provide training to your current workforce on disabilities. Investing in this training upfront will…

    Read More
  • How Managers Perceive Disability Programs

    When it comes to manager perceptions of people with disabilities, there's good news: Things have changed—for the better.

    When it comes to manager perceptions of people with disabilities, things have changed—for the better. In fact, perception can be used as a proxy for whether disability employment and inclusion…

    Read More
  • Is Your Facility Ready? 10 Questions to Ask

    Is your facility ready for your disability employment program? These 10 questions can help you make sure your site is up to snuff.

    As you’re planning your disability employment and inclusion program, you’ll need to make sure your facility is set up to help your new employees function at their best. For some…

    Read More

Case Studies

Walgreens

Higher productivity. Lower turnover. Staff positivity. These are some of the results of Walgreens' disability employment inclusion program.

Walgreens changes the paradigm. The current wave of company-led employment and inclusion programs for people with disabilities didn’t happen overnight. Much can be credited to Walgreens, which in 2007 emerged…

Read More

General Motors

Long a leader in disability accommodation processes in manufacturing, learn how GM broadened its disability inclusion practices even further.

The Challenge This innovative automotive company had previously created robust disability accommodation processes in their manufacturing environment. They also had established an active employee resource group for people with disabilities…

Read More

TD Bank

TD Bank's disability inclusion efforts include awareness training, a taskforce focused on inclusive culture and a Diversity Talent Advisor.

“At TD, we join together around a common mission to enrich the lives of our customers and colleagues across the diverse communities we serve. Our commitment to fostering an environment…

Read More