Recognition for Leading the Way in Disability Inclusion
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) recently awarded The Viscardi Center a 2018 Leading Disability Employer Seal for demonstrating exemplary hiring and employment practices for people with disabilities. NOD — a nonprofit that promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 57 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life — bestowed the seal at the Annual Corporate Leadership Council Forum in Falls Church, Virginia. Jennifer J. Neft, Vice President, Administration, accepted the award on behalf of the Center.“Each year, our Human Resources team strives to improve and enhance the Center and School’s practice of recruiting, retaining and advancing individuals with disabilities,” said John D. Kemp, President & CEO, The Viscardi Center. “Please join me in congratulating our HR team, and entire organization, for its commitment to inclusion and for ensuring a diverse, talented team carries out Viscardi’s mission each and every day.”
The Viscardi Center joins dozens of prominent national organizations and companies in being recognized for its leadership and innovation. This honor serves to applaud organizations that are leading the way in disability employment, as well as encourage other employers to tap into the benefits of building a disability inclusive workforce.
About The Viscardi Center
Founded by Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., who served as disability advisor to eight U.S. Presidents and became one of the world’s leading advocates, The Viscardi Center educates, employs and empowers people with disabilities. It provides K-12 education (up to age 21), school-to-work youth transition services, vocational training, career counseling and employment placement, assistive technology, and adapted driver education to children, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of disabilities. The Viscardi Center also assists businesses in diversifying their workforces, and developing and advancing inclusive cultures in their workplaces.