"Recognizing and embracing diversity in our abilities is central to understanding our common shared human experience."
Thomas Golden, Associate Director
The mission of the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability advances knowledge, policies and practice to enhance equal opportunities for all people with disabilities.
"We help make possible the full participation of people with disabilities in the workplace, the community, and society."
Susanne M. Bruyère
The Yang-Tan Institute advances equal opportunity for people with disabilities in partnership with federal and state government and philanthropic organizations.
NEW YORK STATE PROMISE
New York State PROMISE is a research study designed to identify the best ways to help youth with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income to successfully prepare for and transition from high school to adult living, learning, and earning.
NORTHEAST ADA CENTER
The Northeast ADA Center supports people with disabilities, their families, state and local governments, organizations, and companies to understand their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our Center’s staff provides trainings, technical assistance and materials throughout New York State, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
NEW YORK STATE CASE
The New York State Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment (NYS CASE) provides free professional development training and technical assistance to supported employment providers with a current contract with the New York State Education Department, Office of Adult Career and Continuing Educational Services - Vocational Rehabilitation. The Yang-Tan Institute, in collaboration with their partners including the Center for Human Services Education, NYS Association for Persons in Supported Employment, and the NYS Rehabilitation Association advance fidelity-based supported employment policy and practice throughout NYS--leading to the integrated labor force participation of individuals with the most severe disabilities.
PARTNERS IN POLICYMAKING
New York State Partners in Policymaking is an innovative national model of leadership training and development for individuals with developmental disabilities and family members who are interested in working in collaboration with legislators and policymakers to influence all levels of disability policy development and system change.
The goal of the Diversity Partners Project is to enhance the bridge between labor supply and demand by engaging agencies and personnel in capacity building and organizational change to create and sustain mutually beneficial employer partnerships.
OUR AREAS OF FOCUS
The Yang-Tan Institute focuses on inclusive workplaces, education, work, income, healthy living, community membership, and engaged learning.
Engaging with employers to advance equal opportunity and inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities.
Enhancing meaningful participation of individuals with disabilities in the existing labor market or other entrepreneurial ventures.
- Career Link Mentoring project with USBLN and Mitsubishi Foundation
- New York State Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment (NYS CASE)
- Outpatient Recovery Services
- Career Transitions: A Mentoring Program for Veterans with Disabilities
- Study of Community Based Rehabilitation Models in Karnata State, India
- Strategies for Gaining Insights into the Employment Challenges of Veterans with Disabilities (Woodruff Foundation)
- Diversity Partners Employment DRRP
Progressing economic well-being and pathways out of poverty through financial and entitlements literacy.
Supporting quality of life across the life span, through work/life balance, health and well-being.
- Fits In: An Inclusive Fitness and Wellness Technical Assistance and Evaluation Program
- Keeping People with Disabilities in the Workforce: Negotiating Work, Life and Disability – Field Initiated Research Project
- An Investigation of Trends in Charges Filed Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Improving inclusive education and successful adult living, learning and earning outcomes for youth with disabilities.
Using innovations and coursework to support pre- and post-service learning in authentic environments both domestically and globally.
The Yang-Tan Institute offers online courses on disability and employment support practices critical to supporting people with disabilities in the workplace.
"Online learning provides an affordable, convenient, and learner-friendly environment for today's busy professional."
State of the Science Conference: Abstract and Executive Summary,
Susanne M. Bruyere, Sarah von Schrader, Sara VanLooy, and Linda Barrington
Research Brief: Disability Inclusive Recruitment and Hiring Practices and Policies: Who Has Them and What Difference Does it Really Make?,
Research Brief: Total Compensation Gaps are Distinct from Wage Gaps,
Kevin Hallock, Linda Barrington, Xin Jin, and Melissa J. Bjelland
Research Brief: The Role of Tasks and Skills in Explaining the Disability Pay Gap,
Kevin Hallock, Melissa J. Bjelland, Xin Jin, and Linda Barrington
Research Brief: Job-Mobility for People with Disabilities: Impact of Employer-Paid Health Insurance,
Arun Karpur, Melissa J. Bjelland, and Zafar Nazarov
Research Brief: Employer Practices and the Employment of People with Disabilities: Scoping the Literature,
Arun Karpur and Sara VanLooy