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


February 2021 Disability Employment Statistics Ages 16 years and over

Labor Force Participation Rate

  • People with disabilities: 19.9%
  • People without disabilities: 66.7%

Unemployment Rate

  • People with disabilities: 12.6%
  • People without disabilities: 6.3%

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Policies in Practice

"It's challenging. I have nobody telling me what to do day to day, which is scary, but great," says CEO and Chief Disabled Officer Diego Mariscal.

Diego Mariscal at work at 2Gether-International

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