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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NOD Remembers Kaitlin Geraghty
In the time Kaitlin worked with NOD, she left a profound impact on our team and partners. Her work ethic, constant optimism, and tireless spirit made NOD a better place to work, and her memory lives on here, as well as with her family and friends, to whom she meant so very much.
Job Horizons Widen for Those with Disabilities
“We’re still only scratching the surface when it comes to looking at people with disabilities, not for their weaknesses and their deficits and their inabilities, but rather for their strengths and their talents,” says Carol Glazer of the National Organization on Disability in New York.
NOD and Coalition of Allied Organizations Discuss Disability Employment Agenda with Department of Labor Secretary
NOD Chairman Gov. Tom Ridge and National Council on Disability Chairman Neil Romano briefed DOL Secretary Alexander Acosta on coalition members’ key priorities to advance integrated and competitive employment for the disability community.
Use ’Transformative Contrasting’ to Guide Your Ideas through Gridlock
The National Organization on Disability have adopted a new approach to achieving new goals. They’ve worked to help the business community understand that the organization isn’t there to force tradeoffs that increase cost. Rather, the organization’s members are there to help business leaders recruit from a pool of employees that you’ve never had access to, and, that way, strengthen their businesses business. The results — and progress — have been immediate.
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 a 2015 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.