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Special Edition: National Trends in Disability Employment – 2016 Review and 2017 Preview

January 30, 2017
Source: Institute on Disability at University of New Hampshire, Research on Disability

The momentum of the last three quarters extended employment gains into 2017 for Americans with disabilities, as reported in this special year-in-review edition of the Lunch & Learn Special Edition Webinar: 2016 Review/2017 Preview, featuring Jennifer Sheehy, Deputy Assistant Secretary/ODEP at U.S. Department of Labor. [at] www.researchondisability.org/nTIDE

Since April 1, 2016, nTIDE’s release on Jobs Friday has been followed by a noon Lunch & Learn Webinar, moderated by Michael Murray of AAPD and featuring expert analysis by Drs. Houtenville and O’Neill, and commentary by Michael Gamel-McCormick, PhD, of AUCD. Each month, the nTIDE team is joined by an invited leader in advocacy, policymaking, or government, and a person with a disability who shares his or her experiences with finding and maintaining employment. During 2016, nTIDE Lunch & Learners heard from ADA co-author Senator Tom Harkin, Portia Wu from the Department of Labor, Taryn Williams of ODEP, Mary V.L. Wright of Jobs for the Future, David Mank, PhD, of ACICIEID, Chai Feldblum of EEOC, Allison Wohl of APSE, and disability employment consultant Jane Boone.

Stay tuned. The next nTIDE Report will be released on February 3, 2017. Register now for the noon Lunch & Learn at www.researchondisability.org/nTIDE

NOTE: The statistics in the Trends in Disability Employment – National Update are based on Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers, but are NOT identical. They are customized by the University of New Hampshire to efficiently combine the statistics for men and women of working age (16 to 64). Raw numbers are available upon request.

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