NCD conducted a comprehensive analysis of the AbilityOne Program to determine whether it promotes Congress’ goal of improving employment opportunities for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. Today, the program is made of a government-appointed Commission and staff, three central nonprofit agencies (CNAs) that facilitate the program, and over 500 participating nonprofit agencies that hire people who are blind or have significant disabilities to sell goods and services to federal agencies.
NCD’s AbilityOne briefing series provided Congressional staff members with NCD’s latest report, Policies from the Past in a Modern Era: The Unintended Consequences of the AbilityOne Program and Section 14(c), including its major findings and recommendations.report findings and recommendations regarding the 82 year-old federal disability employment system. It includes an optional primer on AbilityOne for those less familiar with the program, followed by an overview of the report findings and recommendations, and explored report findings at greater depth.
Oct. 22, 2020 – Ability One Primer
NCD provided an overview of the AbilityOne program for those desiring a better understanding of the federal disability employment system.
Oct. 22, 2020 - NCD Report Overview
Oct. 29, 2020 – AbilityOne and National Disability Policy Goals
Nov. 5, 2020 – AbilityOne and National Disability Policy Goals