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

"When I first entered this field, you really didn't hear the word 'accessibility" says Principal Technical Consultant Sam Joehl. "Now it's more in the forefront."

Sam Joehl — Principal Technical Consultant

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