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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,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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