Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

Link

https://askearn.org/

Additional Links

Fact Sheet

Sponsoring Organization

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Description

Supports businesses and organizations seeking to recruit, hire, retain, and advance qualified people with disabilities in their workplaces. Offers employers comprehensive online training on effective strategies, policies, and practices to make their organizations more disability inclusive. Serves as a centralized hub with tools, resources, and publications on topics related to disability and employment, including disability laws, regulations, and requirements; creating an accessible workplace; neurodiversity; and other issues.

What This Program Offers

EARN provides access to:

  • An online training center with free webinars and training on a variety of topics related to disability inclusion in the workplace
  • Inclusion@Work Network providing expert assistance in the development of customized plans to implement inclusive workplace practices
  • Workforce recruitment program to connect businesses to college students with disabilities who are qualified job candidates
  • COVID-19 tools and resources to help protect employee health and safety
  • Small Business and Disability Employment: Steps to Success toolkit
  • Mental Health toolkit
  • Employer success stories and case studies
  • An Inclusion@Work framework to help organizations become disability inclusive
  • Resources, publications, and information on topics, such as recruitment and hiring; retention and advancement; laws and regulations; and creating an accessible workplace
  • Resources for federal and state government employers and federal contractors
  • Job seeker resources to help people with disabilities find employment

Who Can Receive Services from This Program

Eligible participants include:

  • Business
  • Federal and state government employers
  • Federal contractors
  • Industry groups and professional associations
  • People with disabilities seeking employment

Geographic Coverage

Nationwide

Application

There is no application process to participate in EARN trainings.

Contact EARN for information on how organizations can join the Inclusion@Work Network.

Topics This Program Addresses

COVID-19 Response • Employment • People with Disabilities