National Release ● Washington, DC
October 10, 2017 ● #KFSurvey17
Results of the 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment & Disability Survey: Supervisor Perspectives were released at this event on October 10, 2017. Experts from Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire discussed what they have learned about workplace practices from a different perspective - supervisors of employees with disabilities.
This survey was administered to more than 3,000 supervisors who responded on their experiences in the workplace relating to hiring, professional development, advancement and provision of accommodations for applicants and employees with and without disabilities. We expect the Kessler Foundation Survey to yield new, actionable information that will inform researchers, grant makers and policymakers, influencing the development of effective strategies that promote long-term, meaningful employment opportunities.
This event provided the opportunity for Congressional leaders and representatives of the disability community to learn about the survey’s findings firsthand from the experts at Kessler Foundation and UNH. On our panel were:
- John O’Neill, PhD, Director of Disability and Employment Research, and Elaine E. Katz, MS, CCC-SLP, Senior VP of Grants and Communications at Kessler Foundation.
- Andrew Houtenville, PhD, Director of Research, and Kimberly Philips, PhD, Project Director at UNH Institute on Disability.
- Featured Speaker: Jennifer Sheehy, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), US Department of Labor
- Rodger DeRose, President and CEO of Kessler Foundation
Presented during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the 2017 Kessler Foundation Survey emphasized the vital role that different perspectives play in workforce success, unveiling exclusive insight on this important topic− employment for Americans with disabilities.