News

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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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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Events

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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