NOD finds creative approaches to disability employment issues, by designing innovative programs for the field. Our programs take a holistic approach, looking at disability employment within the greater community. Often, we partner with local foundations and government agencies to develop programs that provide a gain to business and persons with disabilities alike. We then share the findings to promote widespread adoption of effective practices and advance evidence-based public policy.
Wounded Warrior Careers
In 2007, the US Army asked the National Organization on Disability to design a solution. The result is the Wounded Warrior Careers (WWC) program, in which hundreds of the most severely injured veterans and their families have begun planning and preparing for careers, enrolling in school or training programs, taking jobs, and moving ahead. Learn more.
Add Us In
The Add Us In project combines our program design and delivery experience to introduce small business owners to the undiscovered pool of talent that is comprised of people with disabilities and to support the employer and the employee to make the relationship successful.This project is a new initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). The project serves small businesses in northern New Jersey and New York City, including small LGBTI-, minority-, and women-owned businesses, who seek to build a more inclusive workplace by hiring and promoting New Jersey residents with disabilities. Learn more.
Start on Success
In some cases our program design work results in ongoing service delivery. For nearly 20 years, NOD has coordinated the Start on Success (SOS) student internship program, matching students with disabilities with early career opportunities. Start on Success is an innovative transition from school-to-work program, which gives high school students with disabilities workplace experience while educating employers about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Learn more.