Employment & developmental disabilities

Young adults with developmental disabilities possess a range of skills and talents that benefit the workplace. However, many of these individuals fear being turned away from suitable employment, simply because of their disability. If you have a disability, know that it is possible to find fulfilling work and achieve financial independence. Learn about local employment services that offer career guidance, training and job placement to people with disabilities.

Community resources

Stark County Job & Family Services: Employment

Provides referrals to employment opportunities and programs in Stark County.
221 3rd St. SE
Canton, OH 44702
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Phone: (330) 452-4661
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Coleman Health Services: Employment

Employment placement and career counseling services for youth, veterans and people with disabilities.
400 W. Tuscarawas St.
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: 330-438-2400
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Goodwill Community Campus: Employment

Helping individuals as they overcome barriers to find and keep good jobs:
  • Career counseling
  • Assessments
  • Work adjustment
  • Job coaching
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: 1 (800) 942-3577
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United Way of Greater Stark County

Instantly connect with health and social services throughout Stark County.
Hotline: 211
Hotline: 211
Hours: 24/7 guidance
Helpful links

Employment and Adult Day Support Services

Learn about the career opportunities and employment supports for people with disabilities in Stark County.

Ohio Employment First

Initiative to help ensure every working-age adult with developmental disabilities has the opportunity to explore their career options and seek jobs that match their skills and interests.

Ohio Self Determination Association (OSDA)

Helping to expand awareness of self-determination principles, promote advocacy and provide valuable job training resources to support Ohioans with disabilities.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment and independence.

People First of Ohio

Supporting people with disabilities as they self-advocate for their rights, their choices and their aspirations for the future.