President Joseph R. Biden issued a proclamation commemorating October 2021 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The proclamation includes highlights of ongoing efforts to improve access to successful career paths for Americans with disabilities.
The latest economic data show people with disabilities continue to experience an unemployment rate twice that of people without disabilities.
Virginia: “Project PEACE Aims to Support Employment of Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities”
A project led by Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education researchers has been awarded a $1.25 million grant to improve employment opportunities and outcomes for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Richmond and Colonial Heights, Virginia.
“Study: Just 1 out of 5 People with Disabilities Works from Home. Millions Still Do Not Have the Option”
A report by the Rutgers Program for Disability Research finds a disproportionate number of people with disabilities work in blue collar and retail jobs, where remote work is typically not an option.
The National Organization on Disability recognized 67 companies as 2021 NOD Leading Disability Employers. Now in its seventh year, the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal recognizes companies for measuring and achieving strong talent outcomes for people with disabilities.