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Aug 27, 2013, 16:23 ET

NOD President Issues Statement Regarding U.S. Dept. Of Labor Rule Change For Federal Contractors Hiring People With Disabilities

 National Organization on Disability President Carol Glazer today issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of...

Feb 28, 2013, 09:17 ET

U.S. Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris Tells NOD Sequestration Cuts Would Have Devastating Impact On People With Disabilities

 Seth Harris, Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, yesterday told the CEO Council of the National Organization on Disability (NOD)...

Jan 15, 2013, 11:00 ET

National Organization on Disability Implores Federal Government to Adopt Successful Wounded Warrior Model

New Report Finds 70-Percent of Severely Wounded Veterans Now on Pathway to Employment -- More Than Twice the Success Rate Reported to NOD of...

Dec 26, 2012, 10:00 ET

NOD President Challenges 'Fortune 500' CEOs To Resolve To Hire More People With Disabilities In 2013

 As a New Year approaches, Carol Glazer, President of the National Organization on Disability (NOD), is challenging our nation's Fortune 500...

Oct 17, 2012, 09:26 ET

National Organization on Disability Turns 30; Recommits To Innovative Programs To Help Americans With Disabilities Find Employment

On its 30th anniversary, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) reaffirmed its commitment to solving one of the last remaining major gaps in...

Aug 30, 2012, 16:29 ET

National Organization on Disability Receives Generous Grant From Sam's Club

 On the eve of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) announced its receipt of a grant of $350,000 from...

Sep 01, 2011, 13:00 ET

This Labor Day, the National Organization on Disability Salutes the 'Fine Nine' - Nine Companies Who Are Changing the Way America Works

In recognition of Labor Day, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) proudly salutes the "Fine Nine" – nine national companies that...

Oct 05, 2010, 08:45 ET

Harris Interactive Survey Finds Largest Minority Group Falls Behind in Companies' Attempts to Diversify

A new survey sponsored by Kessler Foundation and National Organization on Disability (NOD) finds that although corporations recognize that hiring...

Jul 23, 2010, 08:00 ET

As ADA Turns 20, Harris Interactive Survey Finds Lifestyle and Economic Gaps Still Remain Between Americans With and Without Disabilities

On the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a new survey sponsored by Kessler Foundation and National...

Dec 02, 2009, 09:00 ET

Wounded Vets, CAREER Counselors Gather in Washington as Obama Announces Afghanistan Troop Buildup

Media Advisory for Thursday, Dec. 3 Head of Army's Warrior Transition Command to Speak at Luncheon Meeting of Army Wounded Warriors; Army...

Jul 09, 2009, 09:00 ET

Walmart Foundation Commits $500,000 to Improving Emergency Preparedness for the 54 Million Americans with Disabilities

The Walmart Foundation has made a $500,000 grant to further the work of the National Organization on Disability's (N.O.D.) Emergency...

Jan 11, 2007, 00:00 ET

National Organization on Disability Announces Top Cities in Disability Friendliness, Outreach

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Berkeley, CA, and Chicago, IL, have been chosen as the winner and runner-up in the sixth annual...

Jan 23, 2002, 00:00 ET

N.O.D. Applauds Passage of Structured Settlements Protection Act as Part Of The Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act, Signed by the President Wednesday

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Organization on Disability commends President Bush's signing today of the Victims of Terrorism...

Sep 21, 2000, 01:00 ET

Gore Has Strong Lead Among Americans With Disabilities; 20-Point Advantage Among This Sector Contributes to National Lead in Poll

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven weeks before the 2000 Presidential election, Vice President Al Gore has a 20-point lead over Texas...

Aug 18, 2000, 01:00 ET

Political Parties Recognize the Relevance of Disability Issues to November Elections

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- On the opening night of the Democratic Convention, David Robar spoke from his wheelchair about the importance...

Jul 19, 2000, 01:00 ET

Americans With Disabilities Trail Non-Disabled In Key Life Areas, Benchmark N.O.D./Harris Survey Finds

WASHINGTON, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) today released the 2000 N.O.D./Harris Survey of Americans...

Dec 27, 1999, 00:00 ET

Disabled Choose Franklin Delano Roosevelt as Person of the Century

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) announced today the selection of President Franklin Delano...

Nov 16, 1999, 00:00 ET

National Organization on Disability Announces New Program Sponsorship by Aetna U.S. Healthcare

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) announced today that Aetna U.S. Healthcare is the new...

Oct 06, 1999, 01:00 ET

People With Disabilities Vote at Last!

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Organization on Disability announced today the N.O.D. VOTE! 2000 Campaign, a non-partisan effort...

Jun 22, 1999, 01:00 ET

U.S. Supreme Court Finds That Persons With Disabilities Have The Right to Community Integration Under the ADA

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court held this morning that states discriminate against persons with disabilities if they...