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To develop and influence disability employment-related policies and practices, ODEP sponsors the following four research and technical assistance resources.

JAN - Job Accommodation Network.  Practical Solutions. Workplace Success. LEAD logo  Employer Assistance and Resource Network. NCWD - National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability.  NCWD For Youth.  Navigating the Road to Work.  Making the Connection between Youth with Disabilities & Employment
Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)


Disability Employment Policy Resources by Topic

Employment Practices

"Who I Am" Public Service Announcement

Who I Am' Public Service Announcement

When we see someone, do we see all of who they are? "Who I Am" was created to address this question. Rather than be defined by disability, cast members are the sum of their many life roles — which includes working in jobs they love.

ODEP/ PBATS Public Service Announcement

ODEP/ PBATS Public Service Announcement

Curtis Pride, former Major League Baseball player, encourages employers to include people with disabilities in the workplace.

September 2014

Labor Force Participation

People with disabilities: 20.1%
People without disabilities: 68.5%

Unemployment Rate

People with disabilities: 12.3%
People without disabilities: 5.5%
Thousands of resources on benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, health, housing, technology and transportation for people with disabilities, their families, Veterans, educators, employers and others.