Tag: National-organization-on-disability

Revisiting the Rehabilitation Act

By Carol Glazer and Jesse Fryburg, National Organization on Disability 1973 was a momentous year in the United States. The Supreme Court overturned states’ bans on abortion with Roe v. Wade. The Vietnam War ended. Secretariat became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. Homosexuality was removed as a…

Let's Stop Cheating the Disabled

By Carol Glazer, President of the National Organization on Disability Consider this: Businesses in regions with the lowest unemployment rates employ disproportionate numbers of workers with disabilities [1]. The implication People with disabilities are more than capable, they’re just not companies’ first, second, or even third choice. But when employers…

Invisible Disabilities the Subject of National Organization on Disability Corporate Leadership Council Meeting

Last week, National Organization on Disability’s (NOD) Corporate Leadership Council hosted the “Bringing Our Whole Selves to Work: Harnessing the Power of Difference by Uncovering Invisible Diversity Traits” event that brought together executives, managers, and employees from various corporations challenged the attendees to think about how people tend to leave…

Five Questions with Dr. Ronald Copeland of Kaiser Permanente on Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

Originally Published by National Organization on Disability. Kaiser Permanente’s focus on reducing mental health stigma for consumers and members also applies to its own employees. The National Organization on Disability caught up with Ron Copeland, MD, to understand how to best create a supportive and inclusive workplace for people who…

Disability Rights Under Attack by Congress

Rights for Americans with disabilities are under attack in a bill disguised as reform of the Americans with Disabilities Act. HR 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, requires people with disabilities to file a formal complaint with the Justice Department if they are denied access to a…