In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is proud to announce and recognize the sixty-five 2023 Leading Disability Employers, including The Viscardi Center. In its ninth year, the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal spotlights the transformative contributions made by business leaders in promoting employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. It also honors those organizations that prioritize diversity, equity and importantly, accessibility–setting a high standard for others to follow.
“Organizations like The Viscardi Center understand that by harnessing the talents of people with disabilities, they reap the benefits of a more innovative, diverse and dedicated workforce,” said NOD President Carol Glazer. “The Leading Disability Employer Seal honors organizations who have not only embraced inclusivity but have taken concrete steps to break down barriers for individuals with disabilities and create an environment for all to thrive.”
Leading Disability Employer Seal recipients are determined based on data provided by companies on the NOD Employment Tracker™. The Tracker is the only free assessment tool that helps companies understand which employment practices correlate to improved talent outcomes related to hiring, retention and advancement of people with disabilities.
“We’re proud to have earned the highly coveted designation of ‘Leading Disability Employer’ by the National Organization on Disability’ for the 6th consecutive year. This honor marks our progress towards the goal of being a first-choice employment destination for the nation’s most talented professionals with disabilities,” said Dr. Chris Rosa, President & CEO of The Viscardi Center. “This recognition also affirms Viscardi’s abiding commitment to being an organization whose mission is driven by and for people with disabilities and their families.”
About The Viscardi Center
The Viscardi Center, a network of non-profit organizations based in Albertson, NY, provides a lifespan of services that educate, employ, and empower people with disabilities. Its programs and services include Pre-K through High School education (to age 21), school-to-work transition services, vocational training and job placement, digital accessibility services, entrepreneurship, veteran employment, and workforce diversification assistance to children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and businesses.
About National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is an annual observance held in the United States each October. This month-long campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of creating inclusive workplaces that value the skills and talents of individuals with disabilities. NDEAM also highlights the contributions of workers with disabilities and encourages employers to consider the diverse abilities and perspectives that they bring to the workforce.