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Every day, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) works toward achieving its mission to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 56 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. Learn more about our recent progress toward this goal.
- NOD President Carol Glazer Comments on TV Series “Push Girls”
Fox News quoted NOD President Carol Glazer about the reality TV series Push Girls, which begins its second season this Sunday. The show that chronicles the lives of Los Angeles residents who use wheelchairs.Glazer stated that "the fact that there is a television show documenting the life experiences of four women in wheelchairs represents progress in itself."
- Good Morning America Interviews NOD President on Redesigned Accessibility Symbol
NOD's President Carol Glazer made an appearance on ABC News' Good Morning America to discuss an update to the traditional accessibility symbol in New York City to make it a more dynamic, less passive symbol.Glazer stated, "It's about time, I think, that our society portrays people with disabilities as active and forward-leaning."
- NOD’s Employment Programs featured by the Association for the United States Army
May 1, 2013 - An op-ed written by NOD Board member, Lt. Gen. Franklin L. Hagenbeck (Ret.) was featured by the Association for the United States Army. Lt. Gen. Hegenbeck stated:
"Through Wounded Warrior Careers, NOD uniquely operates at that nexus between unemployment and disability. Few other organizations – public, private, or corporate – do that.
We’re showing that with the right support, even our most seriously disabled veterans can, and do make a huge contribution to our country’s workforce while regaining a sense of dignity and purpose that comes with a career."
- Time.com and The Bob Woodruff Foundation Cite Wounded Warrior Careers as Model for Injured Vets
April 25, 2013 - In an op-ed on Time Magazine's website, Anne Marie Dougherty, Executive Director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, cites NOD's Wounded Warrior Careers program and the results of the four–year evaluation as proof that employment is entirely possible for severely wounded veterans.
"Yet there is proof that even for those with life-altering injuries, employment is not only possible, but probable. Programs like the National Organization on Disability’s Wounded Warrior Careers initiative are helping veterans with serious disabilities achieve meaningful, rewarding and sustainable careers in the civilian sector."
- Kathy Martinez Blogs about Obama Administration’s Disability Employment Agenda
Kathy Martinez, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Office of Disability Employment Policy blogs about the evolution and accomplishments of disability employment policy over recent years.
Martinez comments, "the conversation about disability employment has evolved — from one focused on whether people with disabilities can work to one more aptly focused on how to ensure they can succeed in and contribute to our nation’s workforce and economy."
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- NOD Salutes Longstanding Partner Coca-Cola for its Commitment to Disability Diversity
June 19, 2013, New York, NY - The National Organization on Disability (NOD) salutes Coca-Cola for its support of veterans and for the company’s commitment to including disability as a diversity segment throughout the organization. This is the third ‘salute’ in a series highlighting employers who support NOD’s mission by hiring people with disabilities and helping to support other employers who seek to do the same.
Coca-Cola is a longstanding partner of NOD, supporting various programs for more than 20 years. In recent years, the company’s efforts have centered on NOD’s innovative Wounded Warrior Careers program, which helps severely injured veterans to move forward on career paths.
- EXELON Foundation Supports Employment for People with Disabilities with Three-Year Pledge to NOD
June 12, 2013, New York, NY – The National Organization on Disability (NOD) today announced that the Exelon Foundation, an independent, non-profit philanthropic organization funded by energy company Exelon Corporation, has committed $300,000 over three years to support NOD’s disability employment initiatives.
- NOD Congratulates Corporate Partners Recognized Among DiversityInc Top 50
April 24, 2013, New York, NY – NOD congratulates the 2013 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity, which was announced Tuesday night, with many of NOD’s corporate partners earning top slots. NOD extends its congratulations to all companies recognized for their diversity efforts, including NOD CEO Council members ADP, Aetna, The Coca-Cola Company, Kraft Foods, Kellogg Company, jcpenney, Monsanto, Rockwell Collins, Sodexo and WellPoint.
NOD extends special recognition to the companies who received mention on DiversityInc’s 2013 Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities...