Strategies to Support Employer-Driven Initiatives to Recruit and Retain Employees with Disabilities
This report explores a growing trend among employers to establish initiatives to increase the participation of workers with disabilities in their workplaces. By profiling successful disability employment initiatives, the brief examines the successful partnership initiatives that have enabled employers to hire people with disabilities. Authors are Elaine Katz, MS, CCC-SLP of Kessler Foundation, Meg O’Connell of the National Organization on Disability (NOD), and Robert Nicholas, PhD, of the Heldrich Center.
“These initiatives are resulting in integrated workforces where people with and without disabilities work side by side,” said Katz, “and employers are reporting benefits in their workplaces and to their bottom lines.”