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Our Mission – Overview

Welcome to MakingaDifference.Works, and thank you for visiting our website!

Our organization was formed to provide business owners with a better understanding of the benefits and issues of hiring young adults with special needs. The employment rate for people with special needs is woefully low, estimated at 30% vs. 80% for the general workforce. We think that rate can be increased through more effective education for business owners.

Our initial focus is to help young adults with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD) living in Massachusetts to find part-time work.

Let us demonstrate how the process is much easier than you think. A more diverse workforce will make your company a stronger, better place to work. We are confident you will come to understand that these workers provide fantastic work skills for your needed job requirements.

Please read one of the most important and inspirational sections of this site — Employer Testimonials — on the benefits of hiring people with IDD.

An essential part of our education process is to introduce you to the great work that many special needs organizations do in this state. These organizations play a critical role in the entire hiring process for your company, including post-hire follow up.

We have relationships with many of these organizations, and one of our integrated services is to introduce you to the appropriate organization based on your company’s needs and locations.

MakingaDifference.Works takes the burden off employers by providing services that:

  • Introduce companies to appropriate job matching organizations
  • Make introductions to HR in organizations that have success stories
  • Take into account your needs and your location
  • Enable you to hire a diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Minimize legal concerns and other potential challenges

If you are:

  • Privately-owned
  • Located in Massachusetts
  • Interested in greater diversity in the workforce
  • Eager to take advantage of appropriate financial and tax incentives


Please contact us at if you have any questions, and what the next step would be as you evaluate the hiring process.

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