Expert Help and Training for People with Disabilities

Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

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.

Sponsor: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Offers free, confidential, one-on-one consulting services on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues for employers, employees, job seekers, and service providers. Provides expert guidance and practical solutions that help workers with disabilities thrive and help employers capitalize on the value and talent these workers possess. Serves as a leading source of information on disability and workplace accommodation and features a variety of tools, resources, training, and publications to support a disability-inclusive environment.

Sponsor: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)

Fifty-two institutions are funded to offer interdisciplinary training to professionals dedicated to caring for children with neurodevelopmental and other related developmental disabilities (DD), such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disabilities. Care for children affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome and other prenatal exposures may also be covered in the training. Prepares individuals for leadership roles in academic, clinical, public health, and public policy fields to advance care and treatment for children with ASD or DD. Works to enhance clinical competence, increase awareness, reduce barriers to screening and diagnosis, and promote evidence-based interventions for children who have or are at risk of developing ASD or DD through training for providers.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)