As we wrap up Women’s History month, EARN continues to celebrate the history of women with disabilities and their incredible contributions to the worlds of sport, art, culture and work. Recently, EARN staff spoke with Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy and asked for her reflections on the topic. EARN:…read more
In recognition of International Day of Persons with Disabilities which was celebrated on December 3rd, EARN spoke with Barbara Murray, Senior Disability Specialist with the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland regarding disability employment, social policy, inclusion, and the impact of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). EARN: What is your…read more
[video_player][/video_player] Judy Young, manager of the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN), discusses highlights and key findings during the Employer Practices Rehabilitation Research Center (EP-RRTC) “State of the Science” conference held in Washington, D.C. on October 22 and 23. Learn more about the conference.
As a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, James Rodriguez had extensive experience transitioning wounded warriors back into the workforce and civilian life after rehabilitation. As the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commanding Officer of Wounded Warrior Battalion West at Balboa Naval Hospital, Rodriguez was responsible for the transition, development and education of veterans…read more
Delaware’s Governor Jack Markell spoke with EARN staff about his year as Chair of the National Governor’s Association (NGA), and his Chair initiative, A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities. Governor Markell and the NGA Center for Best Practice recently unveiled a Blueprint for Governors for states that wish to implement programs to increase…read more