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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

Increasing Disability Inclusion: Centralized Accommodation Programs as a Best Practice

Today, companies increasingly understand that a diverse workforce inclusive of people with disabilities helps boost the bottom line through increased innovation, creativity and productivity. Key to fostering such a disability-inclusive workplace is effective policies and processes for providing reasonable accommodations. A best practice in this regard is the establishment of a centralized accommodation program (CAP). The purpose of a CAP is to consolidate in a single office or location subject matter expertise necessary to assess, evaluate and select effective and meaningful accommodations. A CAP may also consolidate funding streams for some or all accommodations at a level removed from the department or unit in which the individual is working. This webinar shares resources and information to help businesses of all sizes develop and support CAPs.

Presenters

  • Bobby Silverstein, Principal at Powers, Pyles, Sutter, & Verville, PC
  • Elizabeth Daly-Torres, Corporate HR, Global Diversity Team at JPMorgan Chase & Co.