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2013-02-28 08:31:36

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seth Harris, Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, yesterday told the CEO Council of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) that the federal sequestration cuts looming this week would deal a devastating blow to people with disabilities. In particular, Acting Secretary Harris noted that the cuts would lead to 75,000 fewer people being served by the federal Vocational Rehabilitation program, which helps people with disabilities find...

2013-01-15 12:25:10

New Report Finds 70-Percent of Severely Wounded Veterans Now on Pathway to Employment -- More Than Twice the Success Rate Reported to NOD of Veterans Not Enrolled in Program WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Organization on Disability (NOD) today released the results of a four-year evaluation of its Wounded Warrior Careers program and called on the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs, along with service providers nationwide, to adopt...

2012-10-17 11:23:46

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On its 30(th) anniversary, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) reaffirmed its commitment to solving one of the last remaining major gaps in the quality of life between Americans living with and without disabilities: employment. NOD holds the distinction of being one of a few organizations in America committed to representing people with all types of disabilities, and is unique in its promotion of full participation of America's 56 million...

2012-03-20 02:24:27

AUSTIN, Texas, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Organization on Disability (NOD) and Reddwerks have announced they are joining forces to promote full involvement of employees with disabilities in the workplace using products and services that open the doors to employment for all potential workers. NOD has endorsed Reddwerks, whose state-of-the-art distribution management systems software is designed to increase flexibility and usability. Technology is today's great equalizer,...

2010-10-05 07:45:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey sponsored by Kessler Foundation and National Organization on Disability (NOD) finds that although corporations recognize that hiring employees with disabilities is important, most are hiring very few of these job seekers and few are proactively making efforts to improve the employment environment. These results, from the Kessler Foundation/National Organization on Disability 2010 Survey of Employment of Americans with Disabilities conducted by...

2010-07-26 10:23:00

BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam's Club, a division of Walmart, has awarded $350,000 to the National Organization on Disability (NOD) to support the organization's Bridges to Business initiative, which seeks to identify and understand the gaps limiting the employment of Americans with disabilities in the workplace. According to NOD, 67 percent of Americans with disabilities are unemployed currently and this number has remained the same since World War II. (Photo:...

2010-07-23 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a new survey sponsored by Kessler Foundation and National Organization on Disability (NOD) finds that most Americans with disabilities are still struggling with many of the same lifestyle and economic issues they confronted in 1990 when the ADA became federal law. The 2010 Kessler/NOD Survey of Americans with Disabilities, conducted by Harris Interactive, reveals little or...

2009-12-02 08:00:00

Media Advisory for Thursday, Dec. 3 Head of Army's Warrior Transition Command to Speak at Luncheon Meeting of Army Wounded Warriors; Army Embraces Reality of 'Unseen Injuries' and Helps Vets Adjust WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the National Organization on Disability: WHAT: Wounded veterans and career counselors from the Army Wounded Warrior (AW2) program's National Organization on Disability's Career Demonstration Project will be...

2009-07-09 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Walmart Foundation has made a $500,000 grant to further the work of the National Organization on Disability's (N.O.D.) Emergency Preparedness Initiative (EPI). N.O.D. is nationally recognized amongst emergency managers and the disability community as the only cross-disability organization with a fully dedicated emergency preparedness program and personnel experienced in emergency management and disability issues. The grant from the...

2007-11-09 06:00:50

By Sabbatino, Eileen D Macrine, Sheila L ABSTRACT: Employers provide jobs to people with disabilities at a much lower rate than the general population. Federal legislation requires schools to (a) work with students and parents to develop transition plans and (b) plan for students' employment after graduation. It is unfortunate that transition plans do not necessarily translate into successful employment. Students with disabilities need community-based education to learn the academic,...