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    Business Leadership Network for the Commonwealth of Kentucky

    The United States President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (The President's Committee) was established to enhance employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. It has developed a national reputation as a facilitator and an educator on disability employment issues.

    Historically, people with disabilities in America have found themselves excluded from the mainstream of society-often institutionalized and denied public services. Significant legislative efforts such as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) have enlightened society on the rights and needs of citizens with disabilities. The employment needs of people with disabilities and how to effectively market this untapped resource to small, medium and large employers are the primary concerns of the President's Committee.