Community Employment

Employment Works

Hamilton County DD Services is committed to the success of each individual the agency serves. People with disabilities deserve the chance to find jobs where they can earn at least minimum wage and work alongside people without disabilities.

Businesses that hire people with disabilities gain loyal, skilled workers who appreciate the chance to show what they can do. Employment works for people with developmental disabilities, and our community benefits.

For more information about community employment, contact Nathan Beck, Employment Coordinator, at (513) 559-6852 or

For students still attending high school, contact Lisa Grady, Transition Supervisor, at (513) 559-6916 or

Employment Spotlight

Hamilton County DD Services has a blog focused on employment for people with disabilities. It features success stories highlighting individuals’ contributions to the workplace, as well as ideas for businesses and people with disabilities.

Click here to read the blog.

Employing People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

A report created by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) provides compelling data and inspiring success stories to showcase this talented pool of workers that are exceeding expectations in driving business results from companies that are household names. Click here to read the report.

Ohio's Employment First

In 2012, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the Employment First Initiative to raise expectations surrounding employment for people with disabilities. The philosophy behind Employment First is that every person has abilities, skills and talents to enrich the community and people around us.

Community employment is the preferred path for working-age adults with developmental disabilities, and individuals should have the opportunity to explore career options and seek jobs that fit their skills and interests.

Click here to learn more about Ohio’s Employment First Initiative.