Wednesday, April 29, 2020: Five NPOs Selected to Increase Employment for People with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Labor announced the selection of five National Provider Organizations (NPOs) to participate in its National Expansion of Employment Opportunities Network (NEON) initiative to increase competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities.
Administered by the Department’s Office of Disability Employment (ODEP), the initiative has selected the following five NPOs:
- ACCSES, a Washington, D.C.-based network of more than 1,200 organizations serving people with disabilities across the U.S.;
- American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), a national, non-profit trade association headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, representing more than 1,600 private community providers of services to individuals with disabilities;
- Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE), a national, non-profit membership organization located in Rockville, Maryland, dedicated to Employment First, a vision that all people with disabilities have a right to competitive employment in an inclusive workforce;
- SourceAmerica, a Vienna, Virginia-based network of more than 750 community-based non-profit corporations that creates employment opportunities for a skilled and dedicated workforce of individuals with disabilities; and,
- The Arc of the United States, based in Washington, D.C., the nation’s largest community-based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Each of these NPOs will receive intensive policy consulting, technical support, and peer mentoring to strengthen their service provider network’s capacity to help workers with disabilities prepare for and obtain competitive integrated employment.
Learn more about ODEP and its work on competitive integrated employment.