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ODEP - Office of Disability Employment Policy

Disability Policy.  Employment Practice.  Full Inclusion.

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To develop and influence disability employment-related policies and practices, ODEP sponsors the following five 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

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'Who I Am' Public Service Announcement

"Who I Am" Public Service Announcement
Rather than be defined by disability, "Who I Am" cast members are the sum of their many life roles, which includes working in jobs they love.

Employment Practices

Workforce Recruitment Program

Workforce Recruitment Program

A resource to connect employers nationwide with college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace.

WIOA Advisory Committee

WIOA Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities is a key provision of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

February 2015

Labor Force Participation

People with disabilities: 19.8%
People without disabilities: 68.2%

Unemployment Rate

People with disabilities: 11.2%
People without disabilities: 5.6%
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.