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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.

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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

Celebrating ADA30: A Discussion on Youth Employment from the ADA Generation

In times of great change, we must also celebrate progress toward the goal of equal opportunity for people with disabilities. July 2020 marked the 30th  anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The young people with disabilities who came of age after the passage of this landmark legislation are often called the “ADA Generation.” During this webinar, members of the ADA Generation participated in a panel discussion about their experiences in the workplace and offered ideas for best practices employers can use to attract young people with disabilities. A representative from the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire also discussed key findings of the new Kessler Foundation survey on Experiences of the “ADA Generation” in the Workplace.

Presenters and Panelists

  • Kings Floyd, Disability Activist and Advocate and Communications Specialist
  • Emily Ladau, Writer, Speaker, and Disability Advocate
  • Valerie Novack, Disability Rights Advocate and Disability Policy Researcher
  • Kimberly Phillips, Research Assistant Professor, Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire

Moderators

  • Wendy Strobel-Gower, Co-Project Director, EARN
  • Andrew Karhan, Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Youth TA Center, Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University