News

Jul 26, 2021
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Celebrating NOD’s Chairman Tom Ridge on the 31st Anniversary of the ADA

Today, as we celebrate the 31st anniversary of the ADA, we also celebrate the strength and resilience of our chairman, who as a congressman voted for the passage of the ADA and has dedicated his life to promoting the ADA’s principles of ensuring that every American has a right and an opportunity to participate in our economic progress.

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Jul 15, 2021
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Return to the workplace highlights accessibility concerns for disabled employees

“We often talk about how resilient people with disabilities are, that they’re problem solvers,” Catherine said. “The pandemic was a great example of that.”

Catherine, the associate director of special projects at the National Organization on Disability, is one of about 61 million disabled Americans who had to adjust to a world with COVID-19, according to numbers from the Department of Labor.

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Jun 22, 2021
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Gov. Tom Ridge Upgraded To Stable Condition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tom Ridge, the 43rd governor of Pennsylvania and first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, has been upgraded from critical to stable condition at a hospital in the Washington, D.C. area after having suffered a stroke June 16.

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Jun 18, 2021
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STATEMENT FROM FORMER PENNSYLVANIA FIRST LADY MICHELE RIDGE UPDATING HEALTH STATUS OF GOV. TOM RIDGE

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Pennsylvania First Lady Michele Ridge today shared the following statement regarding the health status of her husband, Tom Ridge, the nation’s first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania:

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Apr 13, 2021
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Gov. Ridge + Judy Heumann: A Civil Rights Win for People with Disabilities to Land a Job

“COVID or not, an increase in HCBS funding is long overdue and should go beyond the one-year limit included in the American Rescue Plan. This is a lifechanging program for people with disabilities who are tired of being left behind.”

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Events

Aug 12, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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NEW! In Focus ERG/BRGs: The Value of Allies for Maximum Impact

Explore the value of allies in your ERG/BRG. Exclusive to NOD Corporate Leadership Council members!

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Sep 30, 2021 3pm - 5pm
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2021 NOD Annual Forum: Disability Inclusion in the Next Normal

In this ‘next normal’, what will the workplace look like for employees, including those with disabilities?

Join us for NOD’s largest event of the year where c-suite executives and civic officials will share their leadership lessons from this pandemic and discuss what’s next for tomorrow’s workplace.

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Nov 30, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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Webinar: Accessibility in the 21st Century Workplace

A conversation on the imperative of digital accessibility in today’s increasingly virtual workplaces. Exclusive to NOD Corporate Leadership Council members!

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