For Businesses and Employers

Hiring People with Disabilities is a Win/Win.

How We Can Help Your Business

Businesses and employers who have disabled employees or who are looking to hire disabled employees benefit from working with Oak Hill. Over 70% of all adults with intellectual, developmental and/or physical disabilities are unemployed. By teaching these individuals and area employers effective ways of working together, we are filling an important need.

Oak Hill provides partner businesses with supervision, vocational training, works site evaluations and recommendations for assistive technology and adaptive equipment. We believe that people with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities bring value to the workplace and so do our employers who tell us Oak Hill workers are:

  • Hardworking, trustworthy and efficient
  • Cost effective, reducing recruitment, training and supervisory costs
  • Highly productive, with low absentee rates and above average safety records
  • An incentive for other employees to work harder and be more productive

Programs for Businesses and Employers

Oak Hill’s Vocational program for people who are blind or visually impaired: provides help for adults who are blind and visually impaired find employment; computer training and assistive technology; interview skills and job readiness; work site evaluations and adaptive equipment consultations. Established in January 2006 from a generous donation from the Gibney Family Foundation and Eleanor A. Brooks; this program is filling an important need in the community.

Oak Hill Day Services: provides work and volunteer opportunities for adults with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities; supervised employment training in the community is designed to maximize their potential, increase their level of independence and enhance their self-esteem. Competent and committed staff provide support and expectations needed for participants to lead dignified and fulfilling lives and is based on an individual’s abilities and interests.

The Assistive Technology center at Oak Hill: provides worksite assessments and assistive technology recommendations to assist employees with disabilities to live and work more independently; restores and sells durable medical equipment; and offers extensive AT training and professional development opportunities.