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Leading on Jobs for People with Disabilities

Our nation was founded on the principle that anyone who works hard should be able to get ahead in life. People with disabilities deserve the opportunity to earn an income and achieve independence, just like anyone else.

There are 22 million working-age people with disabilities and only one-in-three have work. As we know from our annual Best and Worst States Report, Americans with disabilities are twice as likely to be employed in some states as opposed to others. In fact, in some states and counties that are using best practices, people with disabilities have 50 percent employment.

As such, leaders at the state and local level are critical partners in our mission to fight stigmas and advance opportunities. Below you will find an expansive list of reports, resources, testimonies, toolkits and data on disability employment. At every opportunity available, our policy team submitted our ideas for how to avoid failed policies and reinvest in cost-effective solutions. We have reviewed and provided testimony in all 50 states and have become a trusted source of data for people across the country. Would you like to know more? Please make use of our resources below.

RespectAbility Testimony:

Reports on Best Practices:

Disability and Employment Data Sources:

State Data and State Plan Comments:

Alabama: AL – PDF AL – PPT AL – WIOA State Plan Comments
Alaska: AK – PDF AK – PPT AK – WIOA State Plan Comments
Arizona: AZ – PDF AZ – PPT AZ – WIOA State Plan Comments
Arkansas: AR – PDF AR – PPT AR – WIOA State Plan Comments
California: CA – PDF CA – PPT CA – WIOA State Plan Comments
Colorado: CO – PDF CO – PPT CO – WIOA State Plan Comments
Connecticut: CT – PDF CT – PPT CT – WIOA State Plan Comments
District of Columbia: DC – PDF DC – PPT
Delaware: DE – PDF DE – PPT DE – WIOA State Plan Comments
Florida: FL – PDF FL – PPT FL – WIOA State Plan Comments
Georgia: GA – PDF GA – PPT GA – WIOA State Plan Comments
Hawaii: HI – PDF HI – PPT HI – WIOA State Plan Comments
Idaho: ID – PDF ID – PPT ID – WIOA State Plan Comments
Illinois: IL – PDF IL – PPT IL – WIOA State Plan Comments
Indiana: IN – PDF IN – PPT IN – WIOA State Plan Comments
Iowa: IA – PDF IA – PPT IA – WIOA State Plan Comments
IA – WIOA update
Kansas: KS – PDF KS – PPT KS – WIOA State Plan Comments
Kentucky: KY – PDF KY – PPT KY – WIOA State Plan Comments
Louisiana: LA – PDF LA – PPT LA – WIOA State Plan Comments
Maine: ME – PDF ME – PPT ME – WIOA State Plan Comments
Maryland: MD – PDF MD – PPT MD – WIOA State Plan Comments
Massachusetts: MA – PDF MA – PPT MA – WIOA State Plan Comments
Michigan: MI – PDF MI – PPT MI – WIOA State Plan Comments
Minnesota: MN – PDF MN – PPT MN – WIOA State Plan Comments
Mississippi: MS – PDF MS – PPT MS – WIOA State Plan Comments
Missouri: MO – PDF MO – PPT MO – WIOA State Plan Comments
Montana: MT – PDF MT – PPT MT – WIOA State Plan Comments
Nebraska: NE – PDF NE – PPT NE – WIOA State Plan Comments
Nevada: NV – PDF NV – PPT NV – WIOA State Plan Comments
New Hampshire: NH – PDF NH – PPT NH – WIOA State Plan Comments
New Jersey: NJ – PDF NJ – PPT NJ – WIOA State Plan Comments
New Mexico: NM – PDF NM – PPT NM – WIOA State Plan Comments
New York: NY – PDF NY – PPT NY – WIOA State Plan Comments
North Carolina: NC – PDF NC – PPT NC – WIOA State Plan Comments
North Dakota: ND – PDF ND – PPT ND – WIOA State Plan Comments
Ohio: OH – PDF OH – PPT OH – WIOA State Plan Comments
Oklahoma: OK – PDF OK – PPT OK – WIOA State Plan Comments
Oregon: OR – PDF OR – PPT OR – WIOA State Plan Comments
Pennsylvania: PA – PDF PA – PPT PA – WIOA State Plan Comments
Rhode Island: RI – PDF RI – PPT RI – WIOA State Plan Comments
South Carolina: SC – PDF SC – PPT SC – WIOA State Plan Comments
South Dakota: SD – PDF SD – PPT SD – WIOA State Plan Comments
Tennessee: TN – PDF TN – PPT TN – WIOA State Plan Comments
Texas: TX – PDF TX – PPT TX – WIOA State Plan Comments
Utah: UT – PDF UT – PPT UT – WIOA State Plan Comments
Vermont: VT – PDF VT – PPT VT – WIOA State Plan Comments
Virginia: VA – PDF VA – PPT VA – WIOA State Plan Comments
Washington: WA – PDF WA – PPT WA – WIOA State Plan Comments
West Virginia: WV – PDF WV – PPT WV – WIOA State Plan Comments
Wisconsin: WI – PDF WI – PPT WI – WIOA State Plan Comments
Wyoming: WY – PDF WY – PPT WY – WIOA State Plan Comments

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