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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

    Recruit

    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

  • Two men work at repairing an engine.

    Hire

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

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

    Retain

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

  • A man uses sign language to communicate.

    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 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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Dinah Cohen Learning Center

Learn about strategies for recruiting, hiring, retaining and advancing people with disabilities to support your organization's diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals.

Explore EARN’s new training course on creating a Mental Health-Friendly Workplace.

Inclusion@Work Training Courses

The Inclusion@Work Framework helps organizations explore strategies for creating disability-inclusive workplace cultures. This self-paced training series introduces the basics of each aspect of disability inclusion at work.

Take the Courses Learn about these Strategies in Action!

Webinar Archive

EARN's webinars feature in-depth explorations of promising and emerging practices and discussions with experts and industry leaders on effective strategies to build disability-inclusive workplaces. EARN’s webinar archives also feature accompanying materials, including a learning guide and links to related resources.

Visit Our Webinar Archive

Additional Training Resources

EARN is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), which also funds additional resources to support workplace inclusion of people with disabilities. Visit the following websites for more online training opportunities.

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The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

JAN is the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN offers a variety of training options for employers including both live and online options.

Visit JAN's Training Page

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The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)

PEAT's mission is to foster collaborations in the technology space that build inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities. PEAT’s vision is a future where new and emerging technologies are accessible to the workforce by design.

Visit PEAT’s Video Resource Library

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The Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship (PIA)

PIA collaborates with employers and apprenticeship intermediaries to design inclusive apprenticeship programs that meet employer talent needs and enable people with disabilities to gain credentials and skills to succeed in growing industries.

Listen to PIA's Apprenticeship for All Podcast


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