Columbia Employment Consortium: Ability, Diversity, Excellence

Who We Are:

A Boone County consortium supporting the employment and independence of people with disabilities.


To provide resources and supports to the business community in recruiting and retaining qualified employees with disabilities.


Provide accurate and consistent information about the employment rights of people with disabilities in accordance to ADA provisions.

Provide "business friendly" fact sheets and materials.

Maintain a website,, to support the inclusion of employees with disabilities in the workplace.

Promote local business outreach through meetings and events.

Provide trainings for associations, groups, or individual businesses.