Excellence’ Program Assists People With Disabilities

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People with disabilities remain an untapped resource in the nation’s work force, facing an unemployment rate of 70 percent.

NISH, a nonprofit organization that helps secure federal contracts for agencies that employ people with disabilities through the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Program, is working to change the status quo. The organization has introduced a new program whereby agencies designated as “Centers of Excellence” serve as mentors to other agencies to help them improve the quality of the service and products they provide to the federal government.

The Javits-Wagner-O’Day Program is the largest single source of jobs in the U.S. for people with disabilities. …