Advancing equal opportunities for all people with disabilities

For nearly 60 years, the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability has advanced knowledge, policies, and practice to support people with disabilities in workplaces, schools, and communities.

Our Story

Our Impact

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Our Work

YTI helps to progress equal job opportunities, inclusive workplaces, and economic well-being for people with disabilities View Projects Related to Workplace Issues

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 View Projects Related to Education & Learning

Advancing person-driven practices to promote leadership development and social inclusion with individuals with disabilities View Projects Related to Community Inclusion

Supporting quality of life across the life span, through work/life balance, health and well-being View Projects Related to Health & Well-being

Providing accessible, usable, and relevant disability statistics to people with disabilities, advocates, policymakers, researchers, and others View Projects Related to Data

We recognize that the world of work for people with disabilities is constantly evolving. Our research and outreach continues to adapt to meet emerging need View Projects on Emerging Topics
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This YTIOnline course is the largest benefits planning program in the nation. Learn about work incentives and earn a WIP-C™ credential with our scientifically developed curriculum. Learn More about the Credentialing Program

This YTI Online course explores ways to support the ideals of citizenship with and on behalf of people with disabilities who are vulnerable to social exclusion. Learn More about the Leadership Program

The Just-in-Time Program offers intensive training and a personalized toolkit to engage employees in implementing your organization's policies around disability inclusiveness. Learn More about the Toolkits

BenchmarkABILITY® is a self-assessment tool for organizations who are interested in the representation of people with disabilities in their workforce. Learn More about BenchmarkABILITY®
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Our Team

The multi-disciplinary YTI team includes professional researchers, educators, technologists, media specialists, and designers.
Our Staff
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Recognizing and embracing diversity in our abilities is central to understanding our common shared human experience.”
Thomas P. Golden
Executive Director
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Everyone should have the opportunity to be able to work, to be treated fairly at work, and to have a support network.”
K. Lisa Yang
Institute Benefactor
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We help make possible the full participation of people with disabilities in the workplace, the community, and society”
Susanne M. Bruyère
Academic Director
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