K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection
The Yang-Tan Institute (formerly the Employment and Disability Institute) conducts research and provides continuing education and consultation on many aspects of disability in the workplace. Since 1968, researchers and practitioners with expertise in disability have helped companies, labor organizations, government agencies, schools, and communities throughout the United States and abroad to accommodate and integrate individuals with disabilities.
Our team consults with business and industry, policy makers, educators, disability advocates, and rehabilitation practitioners, to provide technical assistance, training, and research in:
- ADA, Accommodation & Accessible IT
- Community Inclusion
- Disability Benefits and Work
- Disability Statistics Research
- Educational Achievement & Transition
- Employment and Disability Research
- International Disability Research
- Workforce Development
Connecting Practices to Outcomes: Lessons from the Federal Sector Workplace - Preliminary Findings from the Federal Employee Focus Groups (2021-03-30)[Excerpt] Employment inequity for Americans with disabilities remains a significant problem. To explore and remedy this inequality, the Cornell University Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, in partnership ...
Empowering Neurodiverse Populations for Employment through Inclusion AI and Innovation Science (B-6970) (Raise C-Access Phase 1 Grant Final Report (2020-08-31)The unemployment and underemployment of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have been well documented, and traditional approaches to the interview process identified as one area that poses multiple barriers that ...
(2020-06-01)Disability is an important intersectional identity in juvenile justice trends. Youth with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and mental health disabilities are more likely to be involved in the juvenile ...
(2019-04-09)While both small and large employers cite barriers to employing and advancing individuals with disabilities, some issues are more common among smaller employers than their larger counterparts. The purpose of the current ...
(2019-01-01)[Excerpt] Our team recently published a journal article reporting on a study that looked at the relationship between anxiety and depression, age, sex (male, female), and autism symptoms in autistic adults. So far there has ...
Technology Changes Everything: Inclusive Tech and Jobs for a Diverse Workforce: Pierce Memorial Foundation Report (2019-01-01)This document serves as the final report to the Pierce Foundation for funding to support the design and implementation of a 1.5-day Forum entitled “Technology Changes Everything: A Forum on Inclusive Tech and Jobs for a ...
(2019-01-01)The Dandelion Program provides people on the autism spectrum with the support, technical training and work experience needed to begin careers in IT.
(2018-12-01)This brief presents some descriptive information about charges filed under the ADA that cite harassment and a summary of a qualitative analysis of case notes from a subset of the charge data. According to the EEOC, ...
(2018-12-01)A compelling argument can be made that employment of people with disabilities should be gaining recognition as an underutilized weapon in the talent wars of Asia. One has only to look at the proportion of people with ...
Disability in the Workplace in China: Current Realities and Ways Forward (Roundtable Summary Report) (2018-12-01)According to official statistics, there are an estimated 85 million persons living with a disability in China. Due to stigma, discrimination, and a lack of successful government strategies, they are economically and socially ...