Highlighting Effective Policies & Practices
SEED and its partners have developed a suite of resources to assist state and local policymakers in their efforts to advance disability-inclusive policy based on the following topic areas:
For COVID-19 specific resources, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 Resources for Policymakers page.
Advancing Inclusion and Diversity in the Workforce
This report from USCM’s Workforce Development Council features best practices and programs from cities across the country that have proven successful in increasing employment outcomes of people with disabilities.
Disability-Inclusive Telework for States: State Approaches to Increasing Access & Inclusion
This issue brief offers guidance to state policymakers on developing and implementing more inclusive telework policies and programs for state agencies. The brief also includes an overview of workplace protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act and summarizes the fiscal impacts of inclusive telework.
The Future of the Workforce: Approaches to Increasing Access & Inclusion
CSG’s report highlights preliminary findings of state strategies and policy options to increase access and inclusion for people with disabilities among three emerging topic areas: advances in automation and technology; the rise of the gig economy; and the changing nature of apprenticeship.
Kentucky Work Matters Task Force Recommendations
This report looks at issues and options specific to the state of Kentucky, but with potential for replication or adaptation by other states. CSG's Kentucky Work Matters Task Force Lessons Learned highlights best practices gleaned from the Task Force's process and results.
States Expand Employment and Training Opportunities for People with Disabilities
NGA's issue brief outlines opportunities for governors to help people with disabilities overcome barriers to employment and successfully enter and remain in the workforce.
The Future of Apprenticeship: Inclusion, Expansion, and the Post-Pandemic World of Work
This report explains the importance of inclusive apprenticeships and offers state policy examples and approaches to help policymakers build strong, diverse workforces.
Learning on the Job for People with Disabilities
NCSL’s LegisBrief describes promising policies and programs to help expand work-based learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
A Path to Employment for Veterans with Disabilities
NCSL's report details 12 policy options states can adopt to facilitate the transition of veterans into the civilian workforce.
Stay At Work-Return To Work for Employees with Mental Health and Substance Use Issues -Companion Toolkit
This toolkit is a companion piece to WIG’s “Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Toolkit” (2017) and focuses on state initiatives and best practices to improve employment outcomes for those with mental health and/or substance use disorders.
Stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW) was identified as a critical priority area in Work Matters. This supplemental resource provides states with policy options, best practices and implementation strategies to increase the retention of employees who become ill or injured while in the workforce.
Workers' Compensation: Keeping Injured and Ill Workers in the Workforce
NCSL's report explores how states can utilize workers' compensation programs and benefits to keep workers who are injured on the job engaged in the workforce during and after their recovery.