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Feb. 20, 2015– Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez Steps Down
Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez, who is leaving the Office of Disability Employment Policy today, says she is proud of the work she has done, especially the “tangible outcomes with real, lasting impact on people’s lives.” But she also knows that the Department of Labor valued her diverse perspectives – not just her experiences as a person with a disability “but also those stemming from my many other identity markers.” As Assistant Secretary Martinez says, “my disability is only one part of who I am.” Read more about Assistant Secretary Martinez’s accomplishments.
Feb. 3, 2015– Supporting Young People with Disabilities Through Their Transition to Adulthood
The number of students with disabilities enrolled in postsecondary education increased significantly between 1990 and 2005. But graduation rates and entry into competitive integrated employment lags behind those of their peers students without disabilities. The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) believes that family support is a key strategy to reverse these trends and is working to provide the right tools and information to assist family members. To find out more, click here.