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People with disabilities work in all areas of the American workforce. However, too many remain unemployed, under-employed or stuck in dead-end, segregated "training" programs that pay them less than the minimum wage. The Client Assistance Program (CAP) and Protection and Advocacy agencies are working to change these outcomes, providing advocates and attorneys to people with disabilities who want real jobs. Nationally, NDRN is advocating for changes in laws to further the ability of people with disabilities to be employed in integrated environments at competitive wages.



The Latest on the Network's Fight for Workers with Disabilities... 

May 25, 2017
Congress Proposes End to Subminimum Wages for People with Disabilities in Raise the Wage Act

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) applauds the introduction of the Raise the Wage Act...read more.

March 3, 2017
NDRN urges to reject H.J. Res 37 and S.J. Res 12

On March 3, 2017 NDRN sent a letter opposing H.J. Res 37 and S.J. Res 12, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) disapproval resolution of the 2016 Federal Acquisition Regulation rule.

August 15, 2016
NDRN, New Venture Fund Partner to Address Transition

On July 13, NDRN brought together a diverse group of individuals with an interest in health equity, education or employment for people with disabilities to articulate barriers to successful transition outcomes, identify promising strategies to overcome those barriers and develop concrete recommendations to improve transition outcomes and health equity. The following documents represent the findings and recommendations as well as five Stories of Successful Impact we identified. The meeting and the work leading up to it was sponsored by the New Venture Fund with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Learn about the laws that exist to protect people with disabilities in the workplace.

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Read NDRN's reports on segregated employment and the practice of paying people with disabilities less than the minimum wage.