National Employer Policy, Research, and Technical Assistance Center on the Employment of People with Disabilities [Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)]


To increase the capacity of employers to recruit, hire, retain, and advance people with disabilities through the identification and dissemination of evidence-based polices and effective practices.

Project Activities

The EARN Center will deploy a Rapid Cycle Research (RCR) strategy to ensure all work is based in sound research practices and systematically engages business intermediary organizations across all stages of work, from problem formulation and exploration to resource development and dissemination.


Contact Information

Susanne Bruyère (PI, Project Co-Director),

Wendy Strobel Gower (Project Co-Director;

Funding Agency

US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Principal Investigator

PI: Susanne Bruyère; Co-Director: Wendy Strobel-Gower

Collaborating Partners

Concepts Inc, Heldrich Center of Workforce Development at Rutgers University, Disability:IN