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Apr 27, 2022
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NOD Appoints Goldman Sachs Chief Administrative Officer Ericka Leslie To Board Of Directors

“The National Organization on Disability welcomes Ericka and we look forward to being the beneficiary of her years of wisdom and experience,” said NOD Chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge. “This year marks the National Organization on Disability’s 40th anniversary. The disability rights landscape has changed dramatically since our founding in 1982 and we are proud of the great strides we have made in advancing our mission of putting individuals with disabilities to work. Building on that success will take talented individuals such as Ericka joining our ranks. Her experience and commitment to championing people with disabilities will help us continue to advance our mission of disability inclusion in the workplace.”

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Mar 16, 2022
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Disclosing a Disability to an Employer: Your Rights

Elana Gross, Monster contributor | Wednesday, March 16th 2022     If you’re among the 12.7 percent of Americans that have a visible or invisible disability, you may have some questions about disclosing a disability to an employer in your resume, cover letter, or during the interview process—especially if you know you will need accommodations […]

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Mar 2, 2022
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How Americans with Disabilities are Underrepresented as Managers and Professionals, in One Glaring Chart

Madison Hoff  | Feb 28, 2022, 3:16 PM       The Bureau of Labor Statistics released 2021 data about the employment situation of people with disabilities. Of employed people with disabilities, 36.5% work in management, professional, and related occupations. That is less than the share for employed people without disabilities working these jobs, at 42.7%. […]

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Feb 22, 2022
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61 million American adults have a disability. Experts say an intentional approach to accommodations can help companies ensure these workers feel valued.

“​​People with disabilities have to navigate a world that is still largely built for and reinforced by nondisabled individuals and norms,” Moeena Das, the chief operating officer of the National Organization on Disability, told Insider.

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Feb 9, 2022
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How Remote Work Has Made Working Accessible for Millions of People

NOD has worked on a Disability Employment Tracker for the past nine years, a free tool that tracks now close to 500 companies specifically to see how they’re progressing with their disability inclusion practice. The tracker internally focuses just on the workplace, and employment. Nurmsen said that it has shown progress in disability employment practices, including talent outcomes which measure the progression of disabled people in their careers.

“If we really don’t know where our people with disabilities are in the workplace and how we’re supporting them, then we really can’t say that we have a disability-inclusive culture,” Nurmsen said, highlighting the importance of the tracker.

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Events

Jun 2, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Inclusive and Accessible Businesses: What You Need to Know

In this webinar, we will discuss a practical approach to understanding and implementing accessibility in the workplace.

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Jun 21, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Workplace Mental Health: Employee Perspective

Hear directly from employees about their experience with mental illness. Understand Gen X and Millennial perspectives and explore generational and cultural differences in how we address mental health in the workplace.

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Jul 21, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Policy Matters: A Conversation with Senior Officials in the Biden Administration

During the 2021 ADA anniversary, President Joe Biden stated that his administration would ensure the “dignity and rights of disabled Americans are lifted up in every policy we pursue.” One year later, where do we stand? The discussion will focus on public policy issues that impact business the most.

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Jul 27, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Workplace Mental Health: Effective Practices

Learn the most effective practices to foster a corporate culture that is inclusive of individuals with mental health disabilities. 

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Aug 11, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Workplace Mental Health: Employer Perspective

Learn from the companies leading the way in addressing mental health in the workplace.

This panel discussion will focus on mental health disabilities from the employer’s perspective, offering insight to other leaders on how to support mental illness in the workplace and work together to eliminate stigma.

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Aug 25, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm

ERG/BRG Networking & Learning

As Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Business Resource Groups (BRGs), and Diversity Councils become increasingly integral to the employee experience, how do we maximize the value of these groups in the workplace—both for employers and employees?

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Sep 29, 2022 2:30pm - 8:30pm
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National Organization on Disability at 40 | Honoring the Past; Innovating the Future

Join us as we celebrate 40 years of NOD and the accomplishments of the disability rights movement; explore the future being built by ADA Generation innovators; and celebrate our longtime chairman Gov. Tom Ridge.

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Dec 1, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Inclusive Work Trends in the COVID-Era: Diversity and Inclusion Opportunities in the New Normal

In this webinar, dig into the latest opportunities in the ‘new’ normal. 

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