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The links below will provide you with quick and easy access to businesses and organizations that facilitate information exchanges about successful disability inclusiveness workplace strategies.

  • Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Alliance Initiative
    Through this cooperative program, businesses committed to improving disability workplace practices work with ODEP to develop and implement model policies and initiatives that increase recruiting, hiring, advancing and retaining workers with disabilities.
  • Success Stories and Implementation Strategies
    Help develop or enhance your own business strategies through lessons learned, best practices and personal insights from other businesses.
  • United States Business Leadership Network (USBLN)
    Using a business to business strategy, the USacronym>USBLNBLN and its New York State chapters learn from one another the most effective and successful ways to include people with disabilities in the workforce.
  • Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC)
    Gathers, documents, and communicates effective employment practices with businesses across New York State.
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    The world's largest professional association devoted to human resource management, including employment of persons with disabilities.
  • Business Sense
    Created as a ready resource for small business owners and entrepreneurs, Business Sense provides an inside track for all employers on the latest information related to disability employment.
  • New York State Description of Best Practice - Issues Program
    Development strategy that includes people with disabilities ... This award is "people-oriented" and salutes ... that (1) employer attitudes toward hiring ex- offenders.
  • Recognizing Successful Employment Practices
    Each year successful employers of people with disabilities are recognized at local events across New York State. Learn from and about these employers and their efforts to provide inclusive environments for employees and customers with disabilities.

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