EMPLOY

Hiring someone with an IDD can be an incredibly rewarding and smart business decision. They are usually reliable, productive and energetic workers who can bring diversity and new perspectives to your team. Research has shown that they are less likely to take sick days, less likely to be in work-related accidents and can excel in certain tasks where others can’t or won’t.

If you’re unsure about how hiring a person with IDD would help your business, check out our FAQ sheet with everything you need to know.

WE EMPLOYED

Martina Navratilova once said, ‘Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.’ James has embodied this over eight years of dedicated service to Rogers Towers, and is truly appreciated and needed by everyone who works here. He continues to strive to be the best he can be and we are so proud to have him be a part of our family.
Matthew SalaneFacilities Manager, Rogers Towers
Megan brings a breath of life to everybody here on the team. She’s a great asset, dependable, and we just love having her here. She’s great for our team.
Daniel DavisPresident & CEO, Jax Chamber

What are good jobs for people with IDDs?

The jobs people with IDDs can do vary greatly on an individual basis. In general, people with IDDs often excel at detail-oriented or repetitive tasks, and many are incredible friendly and engaging with customers. Some of the best types of jobs and tasks for people with IDDs include:

Clerical and Office Positions

  • Filing
  • Scanning and copying
  • Entering data
  • Delivering mail

Technology/IT

  • Computer programming
  • Problem solving
  • Repairing computers

tech environments are especially good for some people with autism spectrum disorder

 Retail Sales

  • Organizing displays and stocking shelves
  • Greeting customers
  • Filing orders and packaging items

Other examples of jobs where people with IDDs can succeed are:

  • Culinary arts
  • Broadcasting technology
  • Heavy equipment operation
  • Veterinary assistant
  • Computer programming

Interested in hiring an employee with an IDD?

Connect with one of the nonprofits listed below to learn more.

The Arc Jacksonville
Promotes and protects the human rights of people with IDDs


info@arcjacksonville.org
arcjacksonville.org
(904) 355-0155
@TheArcJacksonville

DSAJ
(Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville)
Helps people with Down syndrome achieve their full potential and helps create a more educated, inclusive community


info@dsaj.org
dsaj.org
(904) 353-6300
@dsajacksonville

North Florida School of Special Education
Improves the lives of students with IDDs through the achievement of academic, vocational and social skills


nfsselab@northfloridaschool.org
northfloridaschool.org
(904) 724-8323
@NorthFloridaSchoolofSpecialEducation

Pine Castle
Empowers people with intellectual differences to reach their highest potential


info@pinecastle.org
pinecastle.org
(904) 733-2650
@pinecastle

Hope Haven
Ensures that children and families realize their full potential by providing specialized services and individualized educational opportunities


info@hope-haven.org
hopehaven.org
(904) 346-5100
@hopehavenjax

Jacksonville School for Autism
Nurtures students to reach his/her full potential


info@jsakids.org
jsakids.org
(904) 724-8323
@JacksonvilleSchoolforAutism

BASCA
BASCA focuses on helping individuals with intellectual and developmental differences achieve a higher quality of life and sense of belonging. (Clay County)


info@bascainc.org
bascainc.org
(904) 541-1742
@bascainc

Challenge Enterprises
Provides person-centered programs, services and work opportunities for individuals with disabilities (ie. Downs Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, brain injuries, learning impaired, visual or hearing impaired, disabled veterans, and Wounded Warriors).


info@challengeenterprises.org
challengeenterprises.org
(904) 284-9859
@hopehavenjax

The ILRC
Empowers all people with a disability to live independent, self-empowered lives


info@theilrc.org
theilrc.org
(904) 399-8484
@TheILRC

CONTACT

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