News

Feb 10, 2021
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Tom Ridge: It’s time to end subminimum wage for workers with disabilities

It is long past time to take this fair, commonsense step in the march to freedom for Americans with disabilities. By ensuring that the elimination of the sub-minimum wage remains part of his American Rescue Plan, President Biden can send a powerful message that all Americans, including those with disabilities, must have a chance to have the financial freedom and security we all desire.  

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Feb 4, 2021

NOD Policy Update: Priorities of the Biden Administration, Executive Orders, Appointees and Nominations

Congress is currently working on negotiating another COVID-19 package based on the provisions outlined in President Biden’s COVID-19 plan. Among his other priorities, President Biden also released a disability platform during his campaign. He is working to ensure that this platform is executed throughout his time in office.

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Feb 4, 2021
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Many doctors have negative perceptions of patients with disabilities — and that impacts quality of care, study finds

“I think it’s been an out of sight, out of mind situation,” said Carol Glazer, president of the National Organization on Disability. “It’s no different for doctors than it is for anybody else who has limited experience with a certain group of people and doesn’t understand their daily lives, their wants, their needs, and their abilities.”

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Jan 29, 2021
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Statement from NOD Chairman Gov. Tom Ridge on President’s Biden Proposal to End Sub-Minimum Wages for People with Disabilities

“There is no excuse for treating an entire class of American workers differently from others based solely on the characteristic of disability. President Biden understands this. He sends a powerful message that all Americans, including those with disabilities, must have a chance to have the financial freedom and security we all desire. “

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Jan 11, 2021
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The National Organization on Disability Urges Companies to Act Now & Advance Workforce Disability Inclusion Practices

“As our country continues to grapple with civil unrest and a global pandemic, the time is now for all companies to advance their disability inclusion practices and build a stronger more inclusive workforce,” said NOD President Carol Glazer. “Individuals with disabilities make up 20 percent of the U.S. population, the largest diversity group, and including them in hiring decisions increases a company’s talent pool exponentially. The 2021 Tracker is the only tool in the field providing a company with the data to improve their disability self-ID rates and workforce inclusion practices, as well as offering a deeper understanding of which key activities correlate to improved outcomes.”

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Events

Mar 1, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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NEW! In Focus ERG/BRGs: How to Influence Change in Your Company

Bringing together communities of practices in corporate America to learn from each other’s successes. Exclusive to NOD Corporate Leadership Council members!

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Apr 15, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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Webinar: Intersectionality in the Workplace

Most people have hybrid identities (disability, race, gender, ethnicity, LGBTQ+). Understand where connections lie and how to appreciate the full spectrum of diversity. Exclusive to NOD Corporate Leadership Council members!

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May 13, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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Webinar: Mental Health, A Silent Pandemic

An increasing number of employees are facing mental health challenges. What can employers do to combat the stigma associated with mental health disabilities in the workplace and build a workplace where all employees can thrive?

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Jun 3, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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Special Briefing: First 100 Days under the Biden Administration

A look at the disability policy landscape during the first 100 days of the Biden administration. Exclusive to NOD Corporate Leadership Council members! 

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Jul 22, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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Webinar: Linking Practices to Outcomes – Put the New Tracker Scorecard to Work for You

Find out how to use the refreshed Disability Employment Tracker Scorecard to outperform your peers and influence your company’s bottom line. Learn strategies to move your disability inclusion practice to the next level. All are welcome to attend! 

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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 12am - 12am
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2021 NOD Annual Forum: “The Inclusion Imperative for Corporate America”

Save the Date! Stay tuned for more information about the NOD Corporate Leadership Council’s largest event of the year. Details and speakers to be announced. 

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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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