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:
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Ridge Recalls Friendship with George H.W. Bush
“Men and women with disabilities are sometimes the best and most effective employees (companies) have. That probably doesn’t surprise you, does it?” Gov. Tom Ridge asked President George H.W. Bush in a2015 interview. “No,” Bush replied. “Just so they get a chance. That’s the main thing.”
Gov. Tom Ridge Recalls President Bush’s Work for Americans with Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act was “one of the most important things he did as president,” Gov. Tom Ridge said in an interview as he spoke to the group veterans with disabilities in the U.S. Captiol where President George H.W. Bush is lying in state.
CNN: Gov. Tom Ridge Remembers President George H.W. Bush’s Commitment to Disability Inclusion
In a 2015 conversation, President Bush remarked that signing the Americans with Disabilities Act, an historic civil rights legislation, was “something I’m very proud of, perhaps proudest of when I was president.”
NOD Joins UN, Global Community in Observing International Day of Persons with Disabilities
On December 3, 2018, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) joins the United Nations (UN) in observing the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The theme for this year focuses on “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.”
Remembering George H.W. Bush as a Champion for those with Disabilities
“This historic act is the world’s first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities — the first,” Bush said when he signed the ADA. He also urged businesses to take advantage of “untapped human potential” by hiring those with disabilities.
NOD Chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge, Remembers President George H.W. Bush
Gov. Ridge, who first met George H.W. Bush in 1980, when he was a Republican campaign organizer in Erie for President Bush’s first presidential bid, today issued the following statement on the passing of his dear friend.
NOD President Partners with PwC’s CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion to Tackle Unconscious Bias
NOD’s President Carol Glazer, joined forces with PwC’s CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, to take part in the largest dialogue on D&I amongst C-suite executives.
Tips for Managing Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the Workplace
Each workplace has its own culture and challenges. Job accommodations and productivity support measures can be very effective in bringing the performance of transitioning veterans with TBIs up to standards.
Allied Disability Advocates Convene at Roundtable in Washington, D.C.
The Roundtable participants discussed current and pending legislation concerning the employment of people with disabilities and outlined an agenda for mutual action.