Survey: People with Disabilities Striving to Work

2015 Kessler Foundation Employment and Disability Survey logo with a blue figure of a standing man, a green figure of a woman, and a mango figure of a person pushing a wheelchair

Results from the 2015 Kessler Foundation National Employment & Disability Survey were announced on June 3rd, on Capitol Hill. The survey, which was conducted by the University of New Hampshire, identifies strategies that Americans with disabilities use to search for work and navigate barriers, accommodations that are helpful to obtain and maintain employment, and factors that contribute to unemployment. The main finding: Americans with disabilities are striving to work and overcoming barriers to enter the workforce. We anticipate that survey results will help policymakers and leaders in the disability field as they develop programs that improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. View the results at Follow our news about this major survey @KesslerFdn, and join the conversation, using #KFSurvey15.

Kessler Foundation’s Blog

photo of Lauren Scrivo HarrisIn the latest blog post, Lauren Scrivo Harris, senior communications specialist at Kessler Foundation, shares stories of veterans who found employment through the Foundation’s funding of disability employment initiatives—made possible with the support of donors. She focuses on one veteran who was on the verge of losing his home the day he learned that he landed his dream job. Now, through his work, he helps thousands of veterans find lasting careers, improve their education, and access needed benefits. He sees people at the lowest point in their lives and works with them to make their futures brighter than ever. To commemorate Veterans Day, Lauren encouragers society to come together to ensure that veterans can successfully return to their homes, their communities, and the workplace.  Read more>

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