IEL celebrates the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act protecting the civil rights of people with disabilities in every aspect of society, from education to employment.
In October we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month to highlight that people with disabilities CAN and WANT to work. This year’s theme is "America’s Workforce: Empowering All."
What School Leaders Need to Know, a new policy brief just issued by IEL, provides important information about the changing legal landscape affecting the preparation of youth with disabilities for work.
Curtis Richards, the director of IEL's Center for Workforce Development was recently inducted into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, along with 24 other individuals and four organizations.
The Department of Justice awarded IEL $3 million to continue and expand the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program, its career-focused mentoring model for youth with disabilities involved or at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system.