If you think that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the only United States president with a disability, think again. Our nation has had a distinguished line of presidents with a variety of visible and non-visible disabilities, from epilepsy to hearing impairments to learning disabilities. For most of these men, speaking publicly about their disability was…read more
by Kathleen Lee Employer Assistance and Resource Network January is National Mentoring Month, which promotes awareness of mentoring programs and ways individuals can lend their support to assist young adults succeed in employment and in life. With well-established programs available across the country, formal mentoring promotes positive outcomes, such as improved self-esteem, social skills and…read more
By Elaine E. Katz, MS, CCC-SP Senior Vice President, Program Center Kessler Foundation Another new year – a new time of hope for persons with disabilities who seek work. While national employment figures haven’t changed much over the past number of years, let’s use 2014 as the catalyst for considering out-of-the-box ways to change placement…read more
In recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness and our country’s veterans this month, this infographic illustrates some statistics highlighting the association between service-connected disabilities and the potential for veterans to live in poverty or become homeless. EARN encourages employers to browse our wide array of online resources on recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans with disabilities.
By William Erickson Researcher, Cornell University, Employment and Disability Institute As employers look to increase their hiring and retention of employees with disabilities – in response to the new Section 503 regulations, Executive Order 13548: Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities or for diversity reasons – it’s important to consider implementing inclusive HR…read more