Mission

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) increases employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities. Our programs and services enable companies to realize the competitive advantages of hiring people with disabilities.

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EMPLOYMENT TRACKER™

Use our free assessment to benchmark your organization’s disability employment policies and practices against the 200+ companies in the pool. Your company will be eligible for the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal.

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LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Join NOD’s peer-to-peer executive network. Build relationships. Learn about effective practices. Access the latest data. Get one-on-one help from NOD’s inclusion experts. Become an employer of choice for people with disabilities. 

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SERVICES

Using data from the Tracker, NOD will help advance your hiring and inclusion efforts as your company moves along the Disability Employment Maturity Curve. 

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About

NOD board of directors includes corporate executives, HR professionals, technologists, thought leaders, and advocates. The Chairman of the board is former Pennsylvania Governor and America’s first Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge.

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NEWS & EVENTS

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Sep 9, 2021

WATCH: NOD Chairman Gov. Tom Ridge Commemorates 20th Anniversary of 9/11

“At our country’s worst moment, we survived on a steady diet of kindness, generosity and compassion. You may not find those words in any national security plan. But I can assure you – those concepts are just as critical to our national resilience as any component of national defense.”

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Aug 26, 2021

Could the lessons of the pandemic be a boon to workers with disabilities?

“It’s been really incredibly liberating to be in any context and say, ‘Yep, I can hop right in,’” Das said.

Das, who also lip reads, says it’s also good to think about how in-person office policies, such as mask mandates, will affect people with disabilities.

“What might that mean for employees who might have a cognitive disability, or employees who might be deaf?” said Das. “I’m really thinking holistically about how the office is organized.”

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Aug 24, 2021

No judgment, just empathy: How to approach disabilities in a post-COVID era

As businesses bring people back to the office, they are keenly aware that some employees will have difficulty adjusting to the “next normal” in the workplace, juggling expectations at home and in the office.
Company managers need to keep in mind that they may be supervising “long haulers,” or people who have long-term mental health and physical issues caused by COVID-19. This not only could have an impact on employees but on a business’ work productivity. Anxiety and depression are real, and as a nation, we need to take action and help each other. It may be challenging to deal with the stigma of those mental illnesses, but the consequences of not acting — lost productivity, lost workdays, and in the extreme, suicide — are far greater.

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