Ohio's Employment First Initiative raises expectations surrounding employment for people with disabilities. Community employment is the preferred outcome for working-age adults with developmental disabilities, and individuals should have the opportunity to explore career options and seek jobs that fit their unique skills and interests.

Hamilton County DD Services works with local businesses and agencies like Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and Ohio Means Jobs to help families and individuals discover opportunities and navigate the path to employment. Our agency and vocational service providers assist job seekers throughout every step of the process, so each person can develop the necessary skills to become a valued employee.

Along with support and funding, we help find solutions to potential barriers such as the job application process, transportation, accessibility and accommodations to help people work in the community. When businesses hire people with disabilities, they gain dependable, engaged, highly motivated and productive employees who are capable in a wide range of jobs. Our agency and partners have helped individuals secure jobs in retail, medical, food service, manufacturing and a variety of other industries. Learn more about finding and keeping a job on this page.
 
Hamilton County DD Services is committed to the success of each person we serve. We believe employment works for people with developmental disabilities, and our community benefits.

Contact Employment Coordinator Nathan Beck, (513) 559-6852 or nathan.beck@hamiltondds.org, to learn more. For students ages 14-22, contact Transition Supervisor Lisa Grady, (513) 559-6916 or lisa.grady@hamiltondds.org.