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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.

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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RETAIN

Disability inclusion is about more than hiring; it also means taking steps to retain the talents of valued employees with disabilities

In addition to taking steps to recruit and hire people with disabilities, organizations should review their policies and processes to ensure they retain employees with disabilities. Numerous strategies can assist in doing so. The topics below provide information to help you ensure valued employees with disabilities, including those who may acquire a disability due to injury, illness or aging, succeed. 

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Inclusive Retention: Applicable Laws and Regulations

Learn about federal laws and regulations that impact employee retention

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Retention Strategies

Explore strategies to help retain employees with disabilities

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Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Explore strategies for fostering a supportive and inclusive work culture

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Measuring Progress

Track and review data to ensure your workplace is retaining employees with disabilities

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Accommodations and Retention

Learn about the role accommodations play in retaining employees with disabilities

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Retention in Action: Case Studies

Read about companies’ efforts to ensure they retain employees with disabilities