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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 @ 31: A Conversation with Bobby Silverstein and Susan Mazrui

July 26, 2021 marked the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This groundbreaking legislation has impacted nearly every aspect of daily life for people with disabilities, including employment. On July 29, 2021, EARN hosted a discussion with Bobby Silverstein, principal at the law firm of Powers, Pyles, Sutter and Verville, PC, and Susan Mazrui, director of Global Public Policy at AT&T, exploring the past, present and future of the ADA as it pertains to employment. Learn about the role of the business and disability communities in securing enactment of the ADA and core principles of equal opportunity/nondiscrimination articulated in the legislation. The webinar also addresses emerging ADA implementation issues, including those related to COVID-19, the gig economy, accessibility of websites and online systems, use of artificial intelligence and voluntary affirmative action recruitment and hiring policies.


  • Bobby Silverstein, Principal at Powers Pyles Sutter and Verville, PC
  • Susan Mazrui, Director of Global Public Policy at AT&T
  • Moderated by Lou Orslene, Director of Employer and Workplace Policy, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor

Presentation Resources