The LEAD Center, a collaborative of disability, workforce, and economic empowerment organizations funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the U.S. Department of Labor is a key resource for information to promote public policy, employment, and economic advancement outcomes for all people across the spectrum of disability.
The new website features:
- the latest LEAD Center news and initiatives,
- relevant national news to our key issue areas of employment, public policy and economic advancement for people with disabilities,
- a comprehensive, easily searchable resource center with reports, articles, websites, publications, etc. focusing on our key issue areas;
- a national calendar of events and trainings, and
- information on the LEAD Center’s free webinar series and more.
New resources, events, news and information are added to the site regularly, with guest blogs and other features coming in June. Explore the LEAD Center website today at www.LEADCenter.org.
The LEAD Partners with various business, financial, employment, advocacy, and disability organizations:
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
ASAN provides support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum while working to educate communities and improve public perceptions of autism.
Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund
The CFE Fund combines technical and adaptive work to enable cities to embrace financial empowerment strategies, considering the most appropriate large-scale services within which to embed these strategies, and boosts outcomes for individuals and families in the most cost-effective manner.
National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP)
NAWDP is the national voice for the workforce development profession while meeting the individual professional development needs of the membership.
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
NCIL is the longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982, NCIL represents thousands of organizations and individuals including: Centers for Independent Living (CILs), Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), individuals with disabilities, and other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States.
TASH promotes the full inclusion and participation of children and adults with significant disabilities in every aspect of their community, and strives to eliminate the social injustices that diminish human rights.
US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®)
USBLN® is a national non-profit, non-partisan business to business network promoting workplaces, marketplaces, and supply chains where people with disabilities are included.
National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions
The Federation assists low- and moderate-income people and communities achieve financial independence through credit unions.
Employment Alliance for People with Disabilities (EAPD)
EAPD is a non-partisan non-profit organization comprised of business and service professionals working jointly to achieve the highest success and empowerment of people with disabilities; and serves as a resource for employers seeking to recruit, hire, promote, and retain qualified employees with disabilities, older workers and our recent returning veterans with disabilities.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN assists people with disabilities to enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth)
The NCWD/Youth assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve all youth, including youth with disabilities and other disconnected youth through a range of technical assistance services to state and local workforce investment boards, youth councils, and other workforce development system youth programs.
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
NGLCC is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of the LGBT business community.
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
RENSA is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. RESNA advances the field by offering certification, continuing education, and professional development; developing assistive technology standards; promoting research and public policy; and sponsoring forums for the exchange of information and ideas to meet the needs of our multidisciplinary constituency.
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
SEIU is an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.
NDI Consulting, Inc.
NDI Consulting, Inc. is the National Technical Assistance and Training Provider for the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), a newly established women-owned small business, dedicated to advancing the employment and economic self-sufficiency of individuals across the full spectrum of disabilities nationwide.
Community Transportation Association (CTAA)
CTAA is dedicated to public and community transportation access with a focus on freedom, independence, and dignity and choice to build an accessible society.
Center for Workers with Disabilities (CWD)
CWD is a technical assistance center for states enhancing or developing employment supports programs for working persons with disabilities.
National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS)
NASDDDS is a nonprofit organization, established in 1964, to improve and expand public services to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.