Consultation and Technical Assistance
One of our top priorities is to help organizations develop practices and policies that will maximize the talent of people with disabilities as they seek to enter and succeed in the workforce. Toward this goal, NOD provides consultation and technical assistance to state, local, and federal agencies; employers; and employment service providers.
Our clients have included the US Army, university research centers seeking to improve statewide policy and practice in area of workforce development, and the Institute for Economic Empowerment, who engaged NOD to advise ways to improve their services to veterans with severe disabilities seeking employment.
NOD Consulting Projects
NOD is working with the State of Maryland to develop tools and resources to help businesses seeking talented employees, and career seekers looking to improve their skills and realize their earning potential.
Based on our work with veterans through the Wounded Warrior Career Demonstration, the Institute for Economic Empowerment asked NOD to advise on the needs and opportunities facing veterans and their families as they deal with Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Through our CEO Council, NOD offers companies at the Leadership Circle level the opportunity for on-site assessment and recommendations to increase their recruitment, retention, and accommodation of people with disabilities.
To better serve members and veterans of the armed services who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), the National Council on Disability asked a team that includes NOD to provide recommendations for improving access to services and supports for their family members.
In emergency situations, many people with disabilities are at great risk because of a lack of adequate planning to meet their unique needs. Following the attacks of September 11, NOD launched the Emergency Preparedness Initiative to help ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are accounted for in emergency preparations, and that all employees are safe at work.