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DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT BEST PRACTICES

LEADING EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES

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NOD and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) share tips to promote successful outcomes for students with disabilities and employers seeking to hire them.

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Learn about the disconnection on campus between career services offices and students with disabilities and its impact for companies seeking to meet federal hiring guidelines. This publication offers a case study and recommendations on what colleges and recruiters can do to address this issue.

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By profiling successful disability employment initiatives, this brief examines how to build productive partnerships between companies and vocational rehabilitation providers to hire people with disabilities.

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This special report investigates what companies are doing to build a diversity-inclusive culture and encourage employees with disabilities to voluntarily self-identify. It will help organizations to create an environment in which employees may feel comfortable self-identifying.

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Rutgers Evaluation of NOD's Disability Employment Hiring Engagements

In 2010, NOD partnered with Lowe’s to pilot NOD's unique disability employment hiring model, "Bridges to Business". An independent evaluation of the program by Rutgers University’s John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development found that: “Of all the programs designed to place people with disabilities in employment... ‘Bridges to Business’ demonstrated the greatest success in job placement.”

 

SURVEYS & RESEARCH

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Employees with Disabilities: The Forgotten Diversity Segment

NOD partnered with Sirota to capture, assess and understand the workplace experiences of individuals with disabilities as they compare to non-disabled colleagues. The results of this large scale effort can assist companies to better understand and support employees with disabilities in their workforce.

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Survey on Employment of Americans with Disabilities 2010

NOD & Kessler Foundation surveyed the attitudes of human resources managers and senior executives about the employment of people with disabilities. The findings include five steps to advance the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities in the workplace.

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Survey of Americans with Disabilities: ADA 20 Years Later 

This 2010 survey identified participation gaps between people with and without disabilities, including employment, income, education, access to transportation and healthcare, political participation, life satisfaction, and technology. The report compares trend data with earlier surveys conducted by NOD.

 

WOUNDED WARRIOR CAREERS & VETERANS ISSUES

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In this guide, we introduce a structure for providing support for veterans in the workplace. Intended as a primer on the basics a veteran’s employment lifecycle, this publication offers suggestions on how to successfully design a veterans’ employment program for your organization.‚Äč

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NOD releases the results of a four-year evaluation of our Wounded Warrior Careers program, a proven, cost-effective model that successfully places severely wounded veterans into the civilian workforce.

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Learn from our findings about the career interests and support needs of severely injured veterans, particularly those with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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Hiring America’s Best

These toolkits offer practical tips and information to companies seeking to build workplaces that are welcoming and supportive for returning veterans and transitioning service members.

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Toolkit: Welcoming Service Members and Veterans Home 

NOD joined with Give an Hour—an organization that links veterans with mental health services—to produce practical employer guides on how to successfully integrate veterans into your company.

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The Career Action Planning Guide for Wounded Warriors outlines a process for working with veterans with serious disabilities or wounded warriors as they transition to civilian careers. Career Action Planning is the first of a four step process that together constitute the Intensive Career Transition Support Model™ for veterans with high barriers to career transition developed by the National Organization on Disability.

 
ARCHIVES

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To better serve the families of service members and veterans who have post-traumatic stress (PTS)and traumatic brain injury (TBI), the National Council on Disability and NOD provide recommendations for improving access to services and supports.

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SOS: Start on Success

In 1994, NOD launched SOS, its internship program for students with disabilities. Alumni went on to further education or employment opportunities at more than double the rate of their peers.

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NOD partnered with the Ford Foundation to explore the legacy of Vietnam veterans and successive generations of their families who were affected by chemical exposure.