Employment and Disability Institute

ILR School

Cornell University

The Employment and Disability Institute advances knowledge, policies, and practices to enhance the opportunities of people with disabilities through our: Projects; Publications; Research; Technical Assistance; and Training

The Employment and Disability Insitute is a leading resource on employment and disability information for businesses, lawmakers, federal and state agencies, educational institutions, unions, and service providers. The Employment and Disability Insitute provides research, technical assistance, training, scholarly reports, and training publications to this wide array of customers to support the contributions of people with a disability or disabilities and ensure their full inclusion in their communities.

Areas of Disability Expertise

The Employment and Disability Institute provides technical assistance, training, and research in the following disability-related areas:

ADA, Accommodation & Accessible IT

Community Inclusion

Disability Benefits and Work

Disability Employment Research

Disability Statistics Research

Educational Achievement & Transition

International Disability Research

Workforce Development

In support of our mission to enhance the opportunities of people with a disability or disabilities, The Employment and Disability Insitute promotes and demonstrates integrity, inclusiveness, and collaboration in all we do.

Services

Disability Research

The Employment and Disability Institute conducts research in the following disability related areas: 1) how economic, public policy, and demographic factors affect the employment and economic self-sufficiency of people with a disability or disabilities; 2) Effective employer practices in minimizing employment discrimination in both private and federal workplaces; and 3) Continuous quality improvement efforts for schools and communities promoting positive post-school outcomes adn employment for youth with a disability or disabilities.

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Technical Assistance and Training

The Employment and Disability Institute provides technical assistance and training in the following disability related areas: 1) information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Accessible Information Technology (IT); 2) information on how public benefits affect return-to-work efforts of people with a disability or disabilities; and 3) interpretation of federal and state disability statistics relating to prevalence and employment.

Please contact us if you have questions pertaining to any of the topics below:

ADA, Accommodation & Accessible IT Community Inclusion Disability Benefits and Work Disability Employment Research Disability Statistics Research Educational Achievement & Transition International Disability Research Workforce Development

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Scholarly Reports & Training Publications

The Employment and Disability Institute produces the following types of disability related scholarly reports and training publications: 1) 35 brochures about disability non-discrimination employment practices as covered by Title I of the ADA; 2) more than 25 policy and practice briefs on disability return-to-work programs and work incentives; 3) more than 20 reports on employment policy and disability statistics; and 4) print and e-media brochures identifying promising practices in supporting employment for people with disabilities.

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Employment and Disability Institute

201 ILR Extension Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853
U.S.A.