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.
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.