The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) offer this guide to federal and state tax incentives that can help employers capitalize on the skills and talents of workers with disabilities.
The author of this piece says the way to reduce reliance on disability-based Social Security benefits is through “early interventions” — services and other supports designed to help people become financially self-sufficient before they become dependent on disability benefits — targeted to two populations: (1) workers whose continued self-sufficiency is threatened by injury or illness, and (2) youth with disabilities as they transition to working age.
A new series of research briefs highlights the results of a survey of self-employed individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
- Characteristics of Businesses and Business Owners describes the survey participants' experiences with barriers and supports to self-employment and the types of businesses they run.
- Being and Becoming Self-Employed provides insight into the experience of self-employment, the challenges, and strategies for overcoming challenges and reclaiming employment.
- Planning for the Future: Growth-Oriented Entrepreneurship presents findings related to growing a business and planning for the future.
More research and resources for entrepreneurship are available from the Reclaiming Employment project.