Business Resources and Services from Disability Awareness Author / Speaker Gary Karp

Web Resources for Business

Business Information and Support for
Employment and Disability

60 Summits Logo60 Summits

"The 60 Summits Project brings people together to build a problem-solving team approach to the stay-at-work and return-to-work (SAW/RTW) process, a new model for preventing needless work disability by helping people stay employed. The adoption of this new approach will increase the availability, well-being, diversity, and productivity of North America's workforce."

American Association of People with Disabilities logoAmerican Association of
People with Disabilities

Among their significant promotion of disability advocacy and research, AAPD leads their annual "Disability Mentoring Day" on the third Wednesday of every October,which is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. They also make congressional internships available to youth with disabilities.

Cornell University ILR SchoolEmployment and Disability
Institute at Cornell University

EDI contributes to developing inclusive workplace systems and communities by engaging in research and producing scholarly articles, they develop training materials, conduct training sessions domestically and internationally, and they offer technical assistance on a wide array of disability-related matters.

DBTAC, National Network of ADA CentersDisability and Business
Technical Assistance Centers

DBTA is a national network of 10 regional ADA Centers that "provide services for up-to-date information, referrals, resources, and training on the
Americans with Disabilities Act to businesses, employers, government entities, and individuals with disabilities, as well as media and news reporters."

DMEC LogoDisability Management
Employers' Coalition

DMEC is a chapter organization that provides aeducational resources "in the areas of disability, absence, health, and productivity."
They host conferences and meetings, and have an excellent publications area with materials on topics including return-to-work programs and the interactive process.

Disability Rights and Education Defense Fund logoDisability Rights Education
& Defense Fund

DREDF has been at the forefront of the disability rights movement, working directly on the development of key disability legislation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. They provide training and advocacy for people with disabilities and their families on topics ranging from employment, access to health care, transportation, and medical ethics.

International Forum on Disability Management logoInternational Forum on
Disability Management

Sheduled for September 10–12, 2012 in London, England, this event will carry on the work just achieved at the IFDM 2010 conference in Los Angeles. "The vision for the IFDM is to gather representatives & stakeholders in disability management from all over the world, to assemble global perspectives on consensus-based best practices, cutting-edge research and successful disability management policies and programs.

Job Accommodation Network logoJob Accommodation Network

JAN is a service of the U.S. Department of Labor whose mission is "to facilitate the employment of workers with disabilities by providing employers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects." The site includes excellent accommodations examples by disability.

National Organization on Disability logoNational Organization
on Disability

NOD is a top-level advocacy and research organization based in Washington D.C. Their mission is "to expand the participation and contribution of America’s men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. By raising disability awareness through programs and information, together we can work toward closing the 'participation gaps.'"

Office of Disability Employment Policy logoOffice Of Disability
Employment Policy

ODEP's mission is to "ensure that people with disabilities are fully integrated into the 21st Century workforce." Their web site is extremely information rich for employers, workers, and youth with disabilities, and operate a number of programs including JAN (above) and Employers Working with ODEP for Workers with Disabilities.

Project Hired logoProject Hired

Project Hired, based in Santa Clara, California is a model non-profit organization in support of workers with disabilities. Their mission is to assist individuals with disabilities to gain and sustain employment, in partnership with business and the community." They provide staffing services to business, and is an approved Employment Network under the Ticket To Work program.

U.S. Business Leadership Network logoU.S. Business
Leadership Network

USBLN is an organization of national affiliates. They are the only national disability organization led by business for business to recognize and promote best practices in hiring, retaining, and marketing to people with disabilities. There are 55 Business Leadership Network affiliates in 32 states, including the District of Columbia, representing more than 5,000 employers across the US.

Warriors To Work LogoWarriors To Work

A program of the Wounded Warriors Project,the Warriors to Work program helps individuals recovering from severe injuries received in the line of duty connect with the support and resources they need to build a career in the civilian workforce.

World Institute on Disability logoThe World Institute on Disability

"The mission of the World Institute on Disability (WID) in communities and nations worldwide is to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities. WID creates innovative programs and tools; conducts research, public education, training and advocacy campaigns; and provides technical assistance."