Disability Employment


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Addressing the Data Gap in Disability Employment

As states look to increase the number of people with disabilities employed in the public sector, many policymakers are recognizing the need to collect disability-related employment data. 


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ADA Turns 30

NCSL is recognizing the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a clearinghouse of resources highlighting the lasting impact and legacy of the ADA on states.

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Work Matters

"Work Matters: A Framework for States on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities" is the result of a yearlong joint task force of state policymakers convened by NCSL and the Council of State Governments (CSG) to address barriers to employment.


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Disability Employment Legislation

NCSL’s Disability Employment Legislative Database provides current information on legislative efforts in the states and territories targeting disability employment issues and related disability issues.


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State Policy Options

This new NCSL resources featrures dozens of policy options and state examples designed to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. 


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Disability Employment Partnership

NCSL is a partner on the State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED)—an effort to work with state policymaker membership organizations on disability employment policy.