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Increasing Placement Through Professional Networking

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The national percentage of people of working age with disabilities who are employed continues to hover around 37%, compared with 80% for their peers without disabilities (U.S. Census Bureau, 2005). However, according to the Harris Poll (2004), 67% of people with disabilities who are not currently working would like to be (Dixon, Kurse, & Van Horn, 2003). In the late 1990s, a Presidential Task Force began work on improving the employment rate for adults with disabilities, a national priority that was further supported by the New Freedom Initiative of 2001, creating a bipartisan effort. Despite these initiatives, the rate of employment for people with disabilities has not increased.

Minimum Wage Increase: A Guide for Disability Service Providers (UPDATED 2009)

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This publication provides guidance to service providers regarding the increase in minimum wage, with a particular focus on assisting consumers with questions and concerns they may have regarding the impact on their public benefits.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title 1: Employment

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Brief overview of the concepts and scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act, plus resource lists.

The Americans with Disabilities Act: General Overview

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Brief overview of the concepts and scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act, plus resource lists.

Beyond Demographics: Strategic Responses to the Changing Workforce

This summary of a national summit on workforce demographics contains strategies that employers and policymakers felt may address challenges and help support people with disabilities in employment.

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities