NOD’s aim is to increase the employment prospects of working-age people with disabilities by acting as a disability employment resource to the field and to employers. We carry out our work through four main areas of activity:
- Innovation: We pilot innovative approaches to employment practice and service delivery, evaluate their results, and communicate what we learn to a broad audience for widespread replication. Learn more.
- Consulting and Technical Assistance: Our subject matter experts in disability and employment provide consulting services to policymakers and public agencies seeking to improve their workforce development policies; to the military as it seeks to help the most severely injured service members become productive members of their communities; and to employers seeking to build a more disability friendly workplace. Learn more.
- Program Design: We work with foundations, government agencies, employers, and researchers to address employment issues for people with disabilities. Learn more.
- Research: We conduct research on effective employment practices for people with disabilities. For decades, our widely-quoted Harris Polls have been the disability field’s authoritative resource on the quality of life for people with disabilities. Learn more.
The data and lessons we gather from our work on the ground will provide a deepening resource for other disability organizations, funders, employers, and policymakers. Through this work, we strive to foster a community in which people with disabilities not only occupy an equal place, but make an indispensable and increasingly valued contribution.