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National Disability Institute

The Link between Work and Mental Health

Michael Morris | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Michael Morris

Like other evidence-based practices that promote employment for people with disabilities, supported and customized employment require that policy makers believe what research shows -- people with disabilities can work and want to work.

Poverty Awareness Month: Living With a Disability, Struggling to Get By and Making It in the 'Mainstream'

Michael Morris | Posted 01.25.2016 | Impact
Michael Morris

January is Poverty Awareness Month, a month-long initiative to raise awareness and call attention to the growth of poverty in America. Today, there are 46.7 million Americans living in poverty.

Help People With Disabilities Tap Their Abilities

René Bryce-Laporte | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
René Bryce-Laporte

While some people's disabilities are so significant that they will never be able to work, many people with disabilities can, with some reasonable accommodations, earn more, keep more of what they earn and even build assets for the future. How to make that happen?

WATCH: 'Breaking Bad' Actor Gives Sweet Surprise To Woman With Disability

Posted 12.27.2011 | Impact

Moiri Rossi of Jacksonville, Fla., received her "American Dream" Wednesday. The National Disability Institute announced that 24-year-old Rossi, who...