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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) offers information and resources to help employers recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; build inclusive workplace cultures; and meet diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals. 

Getting Started

Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; why workplace inclusion of people with disabilities matters; and how EARN’s resources can help.

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    Phases of Employment

  • A woman in a wheelchair shakes hands with a colleague


    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

  • Two men work at repairing an engine.


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

  • A woman with a disability wearing a helmet works in a factory


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

  • A man uses sign language to communicate.


    Ensure that employees with disabilities have equal opportunities for advancement.

Dinah Cohen Learning Center

EARN’s Learning Center offers a wide range of training resources, including self-paced online courses.

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News & Events

EARN makes it easy to stay up-to-date on disability employment news and information. Start by subscribing to our monthly newsletter and eblasts, 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

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A commitment to disability inclusion includes equal opportunity to advance and grow.

A commitment to disability inclusion means not only recruiting and hiring people with disabilities, but also supporting them to grow professionally, and advance within your organization. This includes ensuring access to professional development opportunities, and providing performance feedback. The topics below provide information to help you ensure your advancement opportunities are equitable and nurture valued, longstanding leaders for your organization.  

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Inclusive Advancement: Applicable Laws and Regulations

Learn about federal laws and regulations that impact advancement activities

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Performance Management

Understand the important role feedback plays in helping all employees, including those with disabilities, advance

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Professional Development

Assess your professional development activities and paths to ensure their accessible to employees with disabilities

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Accommodations and Advancement

Learn about reasonable accommodations and how they can help employees with disabilities advance in their careers

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Advancement Strategies for Specific Sectors and Industries

Understand special considerations certain employers have related to advancement of people with disabilities

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Advancement in Action: Case Studies

Read about how companies ensure disability inclusion in their advancement and professional development activities