Fox News quoted NOD President Carol Glazer about the reality TV series Push Girls, which begins its second season this Sunday. The show that chronicles the lives of Los Angeles residents who use wheelchairs.
NOD's President Carol Glazer made an appearance on ABC News' Good Morning America to discuss an update to the traditional accessibility symbol in New York City to make it a more dynamic, less passive symbol.
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."
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, 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."
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.”
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.
On January 15, 2013, Washington, D.C., NOD released the results of its Wounded Warrior Careers Four-Year Report.
Listen to NOD Board Member, Lieutenant General (RET) Franklin Hagenbeck on the radio, speaking about the results of NOD's Four-Year Report on its Wounded Warriors Careers Program.
Jan. 15, 2013, Washington, D.C. – A national organization has had such a high rate of success in its jobs program for severely wounded warriors, it’s calling on the Defense Department and other agencies to adopt its approach, officials of the nonprofit group announced.
At a news conference conducted by the National Organization on Disability at the Disabled American Veterans headquarters here today, officials said an evaluation of its four-year program shows 70 percent of its seriously wounded warriors are experiencing employment and education success at about twice the rate of veterans who are not in the program.
The findings of the study stem from the organization’s Wounded Warrior Careers program, which has had about 275 wounded veterans under its tutelage since the program became active in 2008 at the Army’s suggestion.
NOD President Carol Glazer comments on the inclusion of people with disabilities in America's corporate workforce for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).
“We see more and more companies that are hiring people with disabilities and recognizing the kind of contribution they can make in the workforce,” Glazer [stated].
Glazer said companies that want to tap into the disability market should review company practices and consider adopting a holistic approach to disability recruiting and hiring, as companies like Walgreens and Lowe’s have, notably in their distribution centers.