The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 57 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. NOD focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 80-percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed.
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The National Organization on Disability is a leading resource for businesses seeking to access the talent pool of nearly 24 million working-age people with disabilities who are not employed. Our best-in-class Disability Employment Professional Services provide the tools and expert guidance to:
- Attract and retain talent
- Develop accessible and inclusive workplaces
- Transform organizational culture
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The ADA: 28 Years of Opportunity Unrealized
On July 26, 1990, the president of the United States proclaimed that the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) “signals the end to the unjustified segregation and exclusion of persons with disabilities from the mainstream of American life.” The ADA has removed a great number of barriers for people with disabilities, but not all steps can be bridged with ramps, and not all walls toppled with hammers…
U.S. Companies Eager to Hire Talent with Disabilities, but Struggling to Attract New Employees
As the ADA anniversary approaches, NOD released findings from its corporate assessment, the Disability Employment Tracker™. Among the aggregate findings is evidence that more companies want to diversify their workforce by hiring talent with disabilities, but many are struggling to attract new employees who identify as having disabilities.
Maintaining Stability A Tough Job For Single Mother On Disability
“In some aspects, it can be an irrational decision to accept a job offer when you’re having to walk away from those benefits,” Carol Glazer, NOD President said.There are state and federal programs that try to help people connect with employers who will take on workers with disabilities. But depending on what kind of federal help you’ve been getting, keeping on top of all the requirements can be a challenge.
Invisible Disabilities the Subject of NOD Corporate Leadership Council Meeting
The event challenged attendees to think about how people tend to leave a part of themselves at home when they come to work, and how difficult it might be for employees with ‘invisible disabilities’ to” come out” at work. “None of us have a single identity”, NOD President Carol Glazer remarked. The emotional weight of carrying a hidden identity can be overwhelming and letting it go can “free up emotional real estate”. Eric Mitchell of AT&T brought up the many opportunities employees have to be authentic at work, including within those discussions in their ERGs.
She cleaned for $3.49 an hour. A gas station just offered her $11.25.
As the unemployment rate nears the lowest point in 50 years, companies are searching more widely to fill vacancies. Coupled with a growing openness to workers with mental and physical limitations, record numbers of people with disabilities are entering workforce — pushing employers to adopt more inclusive practices.
What do the Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain Suicides Mean in the Workplace?
How many of your employees or colleagues at work are struggling with mental health issues? Do you know? Have you even considered it? NOD President Carol Glazer explains why employers can’t overlook this billion dollar issue.
Tips for Building Your Disability Friendly Brand: Key Takeaways from the NOD Corporate Leadership Council’s April Networking Luncheon
At the NOD Corporate Leadership Council’s April networking luncheon, EY, Charter Communications, and The Hershey Company shared how they have realized returns on their investments from branding their workplaces as disability friendly. Discover the key takeaways and insights from the event.
Revisiting the Pain of Mental Illness in America
In the wake of losing both Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, we revisit a blog written by NOD President Carol Glazer for The Huffington Post. As suicide rates continue to climb, the urgency to de-stigmatize mental illness and eliminate the barriers to asking and receiving treatment is all too clear.
NOD Welcomes Coca-Cola, General Motors & Hilton Executives to Esteemed Board of Directors
Ken Barrett, Global Chief Diversity Officer, General Motors; Andrew R. Davis, Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, The Coca-Cola Company; and Mike Gathright, Senior Vice President of Reservations and Customer Care, Hilton join civic and corporate leaders working to advance disability inclusion in the workforce.