This episode features Taryn Williams, theAssistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy at the United States Department of Labor. She shares the mission of theOffice of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and this office's policies and programs aimed at increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. She discusses the interconnection between COVID-19 and employment for people with disabilities, including a focus on long-COVID and mental illness, and provides perspective on how the pandemic has created a possibility of more flexible work arrangements and higher education to advance disability inclusion in the workforce.
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A few U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy key resources: