Policy Development & Technical Assistance Resources

To develop and influence disability employment-related policies and practices, ODEP sponsors the following five policy development and technical assistance resources:

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CAPE YOUTH - Center For Advancing Policy On Employment For Youth

Disability Statistics


March 2021 Disability Employment Statistics Ages 16 years and over:

Labor Force Participation Rate

  • People with disabilities: 20.2%
  • People without disabilities: 66.8%

Unemployment Rate

  • People with disabilities: 10.2%
  • People without disabilities: 6.0%

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Policies in Practice

"The one piece of encouragement I would give to people is, if the place you are isn't working, don't be afraid to try somewhere else" says Lead Technologist Eric Wright. "It's about making sure your environment and the people you work with are accessible and that you have channels to get what you need. "

Eric Wright — Lead Technologist

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