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Governor Tom Ridge and Carol Glazer, who together served as the longtime chairman and president, respectively, of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) will leave their positions with NOD after 16 years of service. The announcement was made by Luke Visconti, founder and chairman of DiversityInc and vice chairman of the NOD Board of Directors. Visconti will succeed Governor Ridge as chairman effective immediately and will preside over the July meeting of the NOD Board.

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Governor Tom Ridge and Carol Glazer, who together served as the longtime chairman and president, respectively, of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) will leave their positions with NOD after 16 years of service. The announcement was made by Luke Visconti, founder and chairman of DiversityInc and vice chairman of the NOD Board of Directors. Visconti will succeed Governor Ridge as chairman effective immediately and will preside over the July meeting of the NOD Board.

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“The National Organization on Disability welcomes Ericka and we look forward to being the beneficiary of her years of wisdom and experience,” said NOD Chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge. “This year marks the National Organization on Disability’s 40th anniversary. The disability rights landscape has changed dramatically since our founding in 1982 and we are proud of the great strides we have made in advancing our mission of putting individuals with disabilities to work. Building on that success will take talented individuals such as Ericka joining our ranks. Her experience and commitment to championing people with disabilities will help us continue to advance our mission of disability inclusion in the workplace.”

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Elana Gross, Monster contributor | Wednesday, March 16th 2022     If you’re among the 12.7 percent of Americans that have a visible or invisible disability, you may have some questions about disclosing a disability to an employer in your resume, cover letter, or during the interview process—especially if you know you will need accommodations […]

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Madison Hoff  | Feb 28, 2022, 3:16 PM       The Bureau of Labor Statistics released 2021 data about the employment situation of people with disabilities. Of employed people with disabilities, 36.5% work in management, professional, and related occupations. That is less than the share for employed people without disabilities working these jobs, at 42.7%. […]

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“​​People with disabilities have to navigate a world that is still largely built for and reinforced by nondisabled individuals and norms,” Moeena Das, the chief operating officer of the National Organization on Disability, told Insider.

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February 11th, 2022 | Rachel DuRose, Catherine Henderson, and Madison Hoff     More people with disabilities are entering the labor force, but the rate is still low at 22.8%. In a labor shortage, people with disabilities could be an untapped hiring pool that companies need. Insider spoke with experts about how to revamp the […]

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NOD has worked on a Disability Employment Tracker for the past nine years, a free tool that tracks now close to 500 companies specifically to see how they're progressing with their disability inclusion practice. The tracker internally focuses just on the workplace, and employment. Nurmsen said that it has shown progress in disability employment practices, including talent outcomes which measure the progression of disabled people in their careers.

“If we really don't know where our people with disabilities are in the workplace and how we're supporting them, then we really can't say that we have a disability-inclusive culture,” Nurmsen said, highlighting the importance of the tracker.

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December 28th, 2021 | Lori Burkholder, Anchor Watch the interview here He shared his journey following a health scare over the summer. “I’m getting better every day by increments. I can tell. I’m doing great. Fabulous. Better than I was a couple months ago, that’s for sure,” he said. In his first on-camera interview since […]

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Friday, December 10th 2021   Gov. Tom Ridge, chairman of the National Organization on Disability, was in attendance today at the funeral of former U.S. Senator Bob Dole at the National Cathedral in Washington. “Any discussion about the opportunities that exist today for people with disabilities in America must include the heroic contributions of my […]

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