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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. 

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Getting Started

Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities — and how EARN’s resources can help.

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    Phases of Employment

  • A man in a wheelchair looks at his phone while waiting for an interview

    Recruit

    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

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    Hire

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

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    Retain

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

  • Image of a woman illustrating how to perform a task to a man with down's syndrome.

    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

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Resource Library

COVID-19

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COVID-19 Workplace Resources and Tools

Understand the intersection between the pandemic and disability policy and practice. 

Health and Safety Plans for COVID-19 Recovery

Learn more about pandemic workplace health and safety.


Employer Profiles

PepsiCo Video Case Study

Employer Case Study: This video series highlights PepsiCo's work in creating an inclusive workplace. 

EY’s Commitment to Supporting Employee Mental Health and Ensuring a Disability-Inclusive Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how EY helped support employee mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CVS Health’s Focus on Employee Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how CVS Health ensured the health and safety of its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Merck’s Mental Health and Wellness Programs Support Employees During COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how existing mental health programs helped support Merck's COVID-19 response. 

Disability Management Employer Coalition: Leveraging Remote Work to Support Workers During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how DMEC's remote work policies support disability inclusion. 


Events

Getting Ahead of the Curve: Ensuring Safe, Healthy and Inclusive Workplaces During the COVID-19 Recovery

This webinar explores ways employers can ensure safe and healthy workplaces for all workers, including those with disabilities, during the COVID-19 recovery. 

The ADA @ 31: A Conversation with Bobby Silverstein and Susan Mazrui

Learn about the role of the business and disability communities in securing enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and core principles of equal opportunity/nondiscrimination articulated in the legislation. 

Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Listen as EARN and Merck share strategies to cultivate a culture of resilience and wellness throughout your organization.

Telework In Action: A Disability Inclusion Practice Whose Time Has Arrived

Learn how to ensure your organization's telework policies and procedures are accessible and inclusive for all employees, including those with disabilities.

The ADA at Work: Considerations for COVID-19

This webinar discusses balancing guidance on COVID-19 containment from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Publications

Disability-Inclusive COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Plans

This policy brief explores components of disability-inclusive COVID-19 health and safety plans.

COVID-19 and Job Applicants and Employees with Disabilities: Emerging Practices to Employ and Protect Workers

This policy brief explores issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The ADA @ 31: A Review of Emerging Implementation Issues Policy Guide

This guide explores emerging implementation issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including COVID-19 health and safety plans, telework, digital accessibility, the “gig” economy, artificial intelligence, voluntary affirmative action, centralized accommodation programs and more.