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Welcome to AskEARN’s new website. As we transition to our new site, you can still visit EARN’s previous site.

About EARN

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity by educating public- and private-sector organizations on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures.

Getting Started

Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities — and how EARN’s resources can help.

    Phases of Employment

  • Recruit

    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

  • Hire

    Identify people who have the skills and attributes for the job.

  • Retain

    Keep talented employees with disabilities, including those who acquire them on the job.

  • Advance

    Ensure that employees with disabilities have equal opportunities for advancement.

News & Events

EARN makes it easy to stay up-to-date on disability employment news and information. Start by subscribing to our e-blasts and monthly e-newsletter, which will connect you to upcoming events, developing news and promising practices in the world of disability diversity and inclusion. And don’t forget to follow EARN on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

The ADA at Work: Considerations for COVID-19

Employers always need to balance the overarching purpose and productivity of their business with the needs of individual employees. This has never been as pertinent as during the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 1, 2020, EARN hosted a webinar to discuss balancing guidance on COVID-19 containment from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The webinar also examined the implications of the pandemic on disability-related inquiries, medical examinations and interpreting direct threat. Requirements for reasonable accommodations for telework, requests for which spiked due to the required social distancing period, were also discussed.


  • Wendy Strobel Gower, Director, Northeast ADA Center and Co-Director of EARN
  • Karen Goss, Co-Director, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center


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