Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: July 26, 2012, 2:39 PM
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation of America's 54 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. In 2006 we narrowed our focus to increasing employment opportunities for the 67 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are unemployed.
With programs on the ground, we are demonstrating new employment practices and models of service delivery, evaluating results, and sharing successful approaches for widespread replication. We are conducting research on disability employment issues, including the field's most widely used polls on employment trends and the quality of life for people with disabilities. And our subject matter experts in disability and employment provide consulting services to public agencies and employers seeking to harness the unique talents that people with disabilities can bring to the workforce.
To achieve our goals, we work in partnership with employers, schools, the military, service providers, researchers, and disability advocates. Our current employment programs are benefiting high school students with disabilities transitioning into the workforce, seriously injured service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, employers seeking to become more disability friendly, and state governments engaged in policy reform.
Founded in 1982, NOD is the oldest cross-disability organization in the country. To this day, we remain one of few organizations committed to representing all Americans with disabilities, regardless of their particular condition or circumstances.