News & Events
Every day, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) works toward achieving its mission to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 56 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. Learn more about our recent progress toward this goal.
- NOD’s Employment Programs featured by the Association for the United States Army
May 1, 2013 - An op-ed written by NOD Board member, Lt. Gen. Franklin L. Hagenbeck (Ret.) was featured by the Association for the United States Army. Lt. Gen. Hegenbeck stated:
"Through Wounded Warrior Careers, NOD uniquely operates at that nexus between unemployment and disability. Few other organizations – public, private, or corporate – do that.
We’re showing that with the right support, even our most seriously disabled veterans can, and do make a huge contribution to our country’s workforce while regaining a sense of dignity and purpose that comes with a career."
- Time.com and The Bob Woodruff Foundation Cite Wounded Warrior Careers as Model for Injured Vets
April 25, 2013 - In an op-ed on Time Magazine's website, Anne Marie Dougherty, Executive Director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, cites NOD's Wounded Warrior Careers program and the results of the four–year evaluation as proof that employment is entirely possible for severely wounded veterans.
"Yet there is proof that even for those with life-altering injuries, employment is not only possible, but probable. Programs like the National Organization on Disability’s Wounded Warrior Careers initiative are helping veterans with serious disabilities achieve meaningful, rewarding and sustainable careers in the civilian sector."
- Kathy Martinez Blogs about Obama Administration’s Disability Employment Agenda
Kathy Martinez, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Office of Disability Employment Policy blogs about the evolution and accomplishments of disability employment policy over recent years.
Martinez comments, "the conversation about disability employment has evolved — from one focused on whether people with disabilities can work to one more aptly focused on how to ensure they can succeed in and contribute to our nation’s workforce and economy."
- NOD’s Meg O’Connell Speaks to DiversityExecutive Magazine
DiversityExecutive Magazine interviews NOD staffer for a feature article on disability in the workplace. “Employees with disabilities are often an overlooked and underutilized diversity segment in many companies in the U.S.," said Meg O’Connell, vice president of corporate programs at the NOD.
“Based on what we know about the performance and potential of employees with disabilities, and given projected labor shortages, that’s a mistake we can’t afford — especially considering pending federal regulatory changes that will require federal contractors to increase the population of individuals with disabilities in their workforce.”
- Watch LTG (RET) Hagenbeck Speak about NOD’s Wounded Warrior Success on Fox & Friends
Lieutenant General (RET) Franklin Hagenbeck appears on the Fox & Friends morning show to discuss NOD's successful strategy to transition severely wounded veterans into civilian careers.
- NOD Seminar: Find Out How to Tap Into a Highly Desirable Talent Pool
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
On June 11, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) will conduct a free, two-hour seminar at Essex County College. It will discuss how you find and hire qualified workers within the disabled community.
- NOD Congratulates Corporate Partners Recognized Among DiversityInc Top 50
April 24, 2013, New York, NY – NOD congratulates the 2013 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity, which was announced Tuesday night, with many of NOD’s corporate partners earning top slots. NOD extends its congratulations to all companies recognized for their diversity efforts, including NOD CEO Council members ADP, Aetna, The Coca-Cola Company, Kraft Foods, Kellogg Company, jcpenney, Monsanto, Rockwell Collins, Sodexo and WellPoint.
NOD extends special recognition to the companies who received mention on DiversityInc’s 2013 Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities...
- NOD and Sirota Release Results of Landmark Employee Disability Survey
March 14, 2013, New York, NY - NOD and Sirota Consulting today released the results of a landmark five-year survey of nearly 850,000 employees to better understand the voice of employees with disabilities.
The survey finds employees with disabilities are 8% less satisfied than their colleagues without disabilities; NOD shares strategies to help employers create a culture of inclusion.
- NOD Board Member Michael Stein Selected As Winner Of Prestigious Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards
March 4, 2013, New York, NY – NOD congratulates board member Michael Stein, who today was named one of the winners of the first-ever Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards.
The Awards were developed to honor the legacy and vision of Long Island-based The Viscardi Center’s founder, Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., and to recognize exemplary leaders in the disability community who have had a profound impact on shaping attitudes, raising awareness and improving the quality of life of people with disabilities.