Disability and the Future of Work


Event livestream will begin at 12:00pm.

The employment landscape is evolving at a lightning-fast pace. The nature of how, when, and where people work continues to change, and the future of work is more uncertain than ever. But the extensive research and debate on the “future of work” has paid little attention to the potential impact on persons with disabilities.

Recognizing this important gap, representatives from state, local and federal governments, community organizations, private companies, and philanthropic and academic institutions all gathered together through an initiative organized by SourceAmerica and The Lab at OPM to gain a better understanding of disability employment in the U.S. and the changes needed to create a more inclusive future. Using human-centered design principles, a core working group and a nationwide, virtual advisory committee mapped the relationships between media, advocacy, policymaking, education, healthcare, workforce development, and employers.

The result is a comprehensive report featuring a series of interconnected maps and recommendations for addressing barriers to meaningful, sustainable careers for persons with disabilities.

We invite you to join New America and Source America for the release of the report and a discussion of how policy and practice can reshape the future of work for persons with disabilities.

Lunch will be provided.
Follow the conversation online using #DisabilityInclusion and by following @NewAmericaEd and @SourceAmericaUS.


Jonathan Kaufman, @jkaufmanconsult
Founder and Chairman, Jonathan Kaufman Consulting

Isabel Hodge, @USICD
Executive Director, US International Council on Disabilities

Elena Silva, @elena_m_silva
Director, PreK-12 Education Policy, New America

Scott Robertson, PhD
Policy Advisor, Employment-Related Supports Team, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor


Mika Cross, @mika_cross
Vice President of Employer Engagement and Strategic Initiatives, FlexJobs

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