Tag: National-organization-on-disability

NOD Announces 2017 Leading Disability Employers

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) has announced 45 organizations that have been selected to receive the 2017 NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal. Now in its second year, the Seal recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities. This annual recognition is designed to applaud those organizations…

Clinton Calls for More Employment for People with Disabilities

In a speech Wednesday Hillary Clinton focused on one group of Americans that has not received too much attention during this election year: people with disabilities. Clinton called the people with disabilities community “a group of Americans who are, too often, invisible, overlooked and undervalued — who have so much…

National Organization on Disability Seeks to Recognize Leading Disability Employers with a new Seal of Approval

National Organization on Disability Seeks to Recognize Leading Disability Employers with a new Seal of Approval Sunday’s Golden Globes show in Los Angeles ushered in the start of Hollywood’s annual awards season. That community enjoys celebrating the public recognition for accomplishments in the performing and visual arts. At the National…

Restaurant 'Fires' Customer in Support of Employee with Disability

A restaurant owner in Anchorage, Alaska, has “fired” one of her customers following his disrespect and mistreatment of an employee who has autism. P.J. Gialopsos, owner of Little Italy Restaurante, said that an irate customer called the restaurant last month complaining about the service of its delivery drivers. Gialopsos’s daughter,…

U.S. Government Disability Employment Hits Record High

Employment of people with disabilities by the U.S. federal government hit a record high last year, according to the Office of Personnel Management, which submitted its report to President Barack Obama last month. The total number of permanent federal employees with disabilities increased from 234,395 in 2013, to 247,608 in…