Each year, more than 1,400 young adults with special needs graduate from high school and over half remain home with few options for training, education, and work after high school.  Unemployment rates among those with developmental disabilities in Georgia are over 85 percent. We help individuals with developmental disabilities to secure and maintain employment in the community with jobs that pay commensurate wages.

For more than a decade, AADD has successfully worked with employers in the Metro area to assess, place, train, and supervise individuals with developmental disabilities in the workplace.


Benefits to employers include:

  • Assistance in reviewing job openings for possible placement
  • Training and coaching to newly placed employees to help ensure success
  • Ongoing availability to the supervisor to help problem solve and address any issues that might arise in the day-to-day work
  • Dedicated and loyal employees who often remain long term employees.
  • Allotted tax credits and tax deductions: Small Business Tax Credit, Transportation/Architectural Tax Deduction, and Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)


We currently work with the following employers through our supported employment program:

  • AutoZone
  • Gourmet Gang (Airport Concessions)
  • Hyatt
  • HTH
  • Kroger
  • P.F. Changs
  • Piccadilly Cafeteria
  • Popeye’s
  • Publix
  • Turner

If your company is interested in learning more, please contact Nathan at 404-924-7141 or Nathan@aadd.org.