• WIOA Toolkit

    RespectAbility, in conjunction with Best Buddies, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), and National Organization on Disability (NOD) have created our “Disability Employment First Planning Tool”. Read More
  • Jewish Inclusion

    RespectAbility knows that the Jewish community is a stronger community when it lives up to our values – when we are welcoming, diverse, moral, and respect each other. We want our children, parents, grandparents, friends and other family members with disabilities to be able to fully participate in our community. We should ensure that everyone knows that his or her presence and participation is welcomed and meaningful to us. Moreover, as we work to attract the unengaged to participate in the community, we know that many people with disabilities are having a challenging time gaining access to our agencies, synagogues and Read More
  • #RespectTheAbility

    #RespectTheAbility Campaign Launched to Focus on How Hiring Workers with Disabilities Benefits the Employer, the Employee and Society. Campaign spotlights model employers that demonstrate inclusive hiring can help their bottom line and starts by featuring Ernst & Young LLP Read More
  • Presidential candidates urged to focus on jobs for people with disabilities

    RespectAbility, a non profit, non partisan organization devoted to empowering people with disabilities to achieve the American dream, urged candidates from all parties to put people with disabilities into the “Opportunity Agenda.” Said Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President of RespectAbility, “Our nation was founded on the principle that anyone who works hard should be able to get ahead in life. People with disabilities deserve to be able to work to achieve the American dream, just like anyone else.” Read More
  • Governors Working to Enable People with Disabilities to Get Jobs

    Bethesda, MD. Governors around the country are expanding their efforts to enable people with disabilities to achieve the American dream. More than one in five Americans have a disability. Currently 70% of working age (18-64) Americans with disabilities are outside of the work force and more than nine million working of them are living on government benefits. Polls show that the majority want to work. Millions nationally have been trapped in poverty and isolation for decades. Now, thanks to Governors, things are starting to get better. Read More
  • RespectAbilityUSA Releases Toolkit for Job Seekers with Disabilities

    Washington, DC. RespectAbilityUSA, a non-profit organization working to empower people with disabilities to achieve the American dream, is proud to release a toolkit for job seekers with disabilities. Unlike employment outcomes for women, African Americans and Hispanics, which have been improving over time, the gap between employment rates of those with and without disabilities has expanded significantly. Read More
  • TJ Lavin PSA

    Action Sports Star/Host of  The Challenge   TJ Lavin Stars in New PSA on disability: “ We all should have the same opportunity to achieve the American dream.”

    Washington, DC. With fully 70% of working age Americans with disabilities outside the workforce, BMX bike legend and host of MTV’s  The Challenge , T.J. Lavin, is starring in a new public service ad where he says, “ whether it is me, you, or someone who just wants to work — we all should have the same opportunity to achieve the American dream .”

    Lavin knows how a disability can potentially change a person’s life. In October of

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