Disability and Employment Resources
Through its signature employment programs, NOD has piloted and evaluated effective employment practices. The following publications offer lessons and best practices for effectively tapping into the unique creativity, resilience and dedication of America's largest minority group.
Recorded March 14, 2013, this webinar is presented by NOD's Bridges to Business program and Sirota Survey Intelligence. Many companies annually survey employees, but few measure gaps between employees with and without disabilities. Participants review results of recently released data from national surveys, and learn how to use the data to develop a strategy to create a culture of inclusion for employees with disabilities.
This NOD Program ID #142264, has been approved for 1 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Recorded April 16, 2013, in this webinar NOD staff members discuss the results of more than four years of direct, hands-on experience assisting veterans with the most serious disabilities on their journey through the transition to civilian careers and describe a support model designed to encourage self-sufficiency in education and employment.
The objectives of the webinar are:
- Describe the challenges faced by Wounded Warriors and their families in making a successful career transition.
- Present a supported education and employment model for Wounded Warriors.
- Discuss the key principles essential to the success of the model.
This NOD- Program #144485, has been approved for 1 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Disability Employment Best Practices
NOD releases the results of a four-year evaluation of its Wounded Warrior Careers program and called on the federal government, along with service providers nationwide, to adopt NOD’s proven, cost-effective model that successfully places severely wounded veterans into the civilian workforce.
In November 2012, The National Organization on Disability, DiscoverAbility New Jersey and the John J. Heldrich Center forWorkforce Development at Rutgers University hosted a forum to discuss the proposed change to Section 503 of the National Rehabilitation Act.
By profiling successful disability employment initiatives, this brief examines the successful partnerships that have enabled employers to hire people with disabilities.
This two-page slick sheet highlights the critical success factors that supported Lowe’s effective disability employment program.
Findings regarding the career interests and support needs of severely injured veterans, particularly those with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Toolkits with information to help make workplaces a welcoming, productive and satisfying place for returning veterans and transitioning service members.
This document summarizes NOD's Bridges to Business program's operations in New Jersey.
This document highlights best practices for companies seeking to recruit students with disabilities including tips for appealing to students with disabilities and making your company disability-friendly.
This brief outlines steps for employers choosing a vendor to help source job candidates with disabilities.
Since the 1980’s, NOD has collaborated with the Harris Poll to gather data on a variety of issues facing people with disabilities, the results of which are widely used by policymakers and by the disability community. In 2010, NOD and Kessler Foundation commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct two surveys: the Survey of Americans with Disabilities, and the Survey on Employment of People with Disabilities.
Summarizes Kessler/NOD survey on attitudes of HR managers and senior executives on employment of people with disabilities, and includes five steps to help with recruitment and retention of people with disabilities.
In 2010 NOD and Kessler Foundation released two surveys, Survey of Americans with Disabilities and the Survey on Employment of People with Disabilities, documenting the status of Americans with disabilities 20 years after the ADA.
For Employment Service Providers
This framework outlines steps for creative transition programming and engaging business in the transition from school to work for students with disabilities.
To better connect with, recruit, and develop an inclusive culture for students with disabilities, NOD partnered with The National Association of Colleges (NACE) to develop a series of web articles for higher education professionals.
NOD Research on Veterans with Disabilities
NOD has joined with Give an Hour—an organization that links veterans with mental health services—to produce the following guides on how to successfully integrate veterans into your company
NOD worked as part of a team performing a qualitative study of disability-related services—including healthcare, special education, and long-term supports—for US Marine Corps families with family members with disabilities.
NOD worked with the Ford Foundation to raise awareness of the legacy of this chemical borne by Vietnam veterans and successive generations of their families.
Emergency Prepareness for People with Disabilities
Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, NOD launched the Emergency Preparedness Initiative to help emergency managers address disability concerns during an emergency, and to ensure that people with disabilities are included in planning, response, and recovery.