Policy Development & Technical Assistance Resources

To develop and influence disability employment-related policies and practices, ODEP sponsors the following five policy development and technical assistance resources:

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CAPE YOUTH - Center For Advancing Policy On Employment For Youth

Disability Statistics


June 2021 Disability Employment Statistics Ages 16 years and over:

Labor Force Participation Rate

  • People with disabilities: 21.3%
  • People without disabilities: 67.7%

Unemployment Rate

  • People with disabilities: 10.9%
  • People without disabilities: 5.9%

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Policies in Practice

"Never let anyone, or society in general, tell you that your dreams aren't within your reach," says Community College Teacher Niki Swann. "What we can accomplish is all a matter of our own perceived boundaries."

Niki Swann

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