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Supported Employment Program

The innovative and highly effective Supported Employment Program allows individuals with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and single and multiple disabilities to truly flex their agency and take an active part in personal growth and development through community-based competitive employment opportunities.

We conduct a full assessment of our individuals' needs and make sure that the employment opportunities match their values, skills, and interests. After all, the objectives of these positions are to help our individuals integrate into their existing community, make an impact beyond their borders, challenge them to grow, and gain a sense of autonomy and progress through levels of competence.

Ultimately, the Supported Employment Program offered by the Rock Creek Foundation team helps to get the wheels moving for employment opportunities that will place our individuals as candidates for in-demand jobs, within sought-after industries, where they can create long-term relationships and grow their personal life skills.

Tax Benefits for Businesses that have Employees with Disabilities

Businesses accommodating people with disabilities may qualify for some of the following tax credits and deductions. More detailed information may be found in the IRS publications referenced.

Disabled Access Credit

The Disabled Access Credit provides a non-refundable credit for small businesses that incur expenditures to provide access to persons with disabilities. An eligible small business is one that earned $1 million or less or had no more than 30 full-time employees in the previous year. They may take the credit every year they incur access expenditures. Refer to Form 8826, Disabled Access Credit PDF, for information about eligible expenditures.

Barrier Removal Tax Deduction

The Architectural Barrier Removal Tax Deduction encourages businesses of any size to remove architectural and transportation barriers to the mobility of persons with disabilities and the elderly. Businesses may claim a deduction of up to $15,000 a year for qualified expenses for items that normally must be capitalized. Businesses claim the deduction by listing it as a separate expense on their income tax return. Also, businesses may use the Disabled Tax Credit and the architectural/transportation tax deduction together in the same tax year, if the expenses meet the requirements of both sections. To use both, the deduction is equal to the difference between the total expenditures and the amount of the credit claimed.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

This credit gives employers incentives to hire qualified individuals from specific target groups.  The maximum tax credit ranges from $1,200 to $9,600, depending on the employee hired and the length of employment. The credit is available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. These include people with disabilities and veterans.

For more information on claiming this credit, go to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit page and the changes to the credit from the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act). Get the latest information about Form 5884, Work Opportunity Credit, and its instructions, and Form 8850, Pre-Screening Notice and Certification Request for the Work Opportunity Credit.