The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) released this paper outlining strategies governors and states can take to help improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities.
A team of researchers analyzed data on local employment rates, environmental and economic conditions, and public policies to better understand how various factors affect employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Results indicate that successful employment outcomes are more likely to be achieved where local factors are taken into consideration when establishing policies and programs.
This article uses two common examples of requests for accommodations – the provision of standing desks and the allowance for bringing service or support animals to work – to illustrate the interactive process needed to explore solutions.
The latest addition to the growing collection of success stories from the Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) highlights Daniel Tanchez, a recent graduate from Johns Hopkins University who was hired for a position in Northrop Grumman’s Professional Development Program.