News

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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Apr 13, 2021
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How Remote Work Changed Our Lives — and Our Health

Ideally, the 2020 pivot to work-from-home means remote work will extend beyond the pandemic. Charles Catherine, the associate director at the National Organization on Disability, thinks that knowing remote work is possible might encourage more companies to hire people with disabilities — in 2020, the unemployment rate for those with disabilities was 12.6 percent but 7.9 percent for those without disabilities.

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Mar 26, 2021
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VIDEO: Breaking Down COVID Barriers for People with Disabilities

Carol Glazer joined Spectrum NY1’s In Focus with Cheryl Wills to talk about the reasons why unemployment has hit this community so hard: they often work in low-paying, low-skilled jobs and are, as she says, the last to be hired and the first to be let go in difficult financial times.

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Mar 26, 2021
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Statement on Violence against Asian Americans from NOD’s Chairman Gov. Ridge and President Carol Glazer

“We do ourselves a disservice when we equivocate – when we do anything less than condemn racially based violence in the strongest terms possible. All of us must be unyielding when it comes to racism. It is the most American thing we can do.”

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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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Events

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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Jun 17, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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Webinar: Management Training

Exclusive to NOD Corporate Leadership Council members! This session provides executives, managers and supervisors with the knowledge and comfort level they need to confidently interview, address accommodation requests and manage employees with disabilities.

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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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