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We are part of a national network to support businesses



In response to the business community’s needs for a diverse set of qualified workers to fill its labor needs, meet its compliance requirements, and respond effectively to the needs of its diverse customers, AHEDD began coordinating a statewide business initiative, The Pennsylvania Business Leadership Network (PA BLN), in 2000.


In 2018, the Pennsylvania Business Leadership Network re-branded this business initiative as Disability:IN Pennsylvania.  So why the re-brand?  

We are still an employer-driven program designed for business leaders to promote hiring practices that enable qualified people with disabilities to enter and succeed in the workplace. Our efforts are empowering businesses to achieve true disability inclusion and equality.


The support provided to companies through Disability:IN Pennsylvania is definitely connected to our employment expertise at AHEDD, but it also goes beyond just the assistance that can be offered by our agency.  This business initiative can connect companies to other community resources that can help them to identify candidates, deliver required training, determine viable accommodation solutions, and more.

Disability:IN Pennsylvania specifically offers employers:


• Access to pertinent disability related information                

• A network of employers who can share experiences and best practices

• Exposure to qualified job applicants with disabilities            

• Training on disability related resources, strategies, etiquette, and more

• Opportunities for positive public relations to promote “disability friendly” status

In addition to these services, Disability:IN Pennsylvania will be relaunching with new and exciting changes! Stay tuned! 

Contact Disability:IN Pennsylvania  today to start or improve your individualized strategy for creating a workplace and marketplace that is diverse and truly inclusive. 


Applications for Disability:IN’s NextGen Leader program are now open!

If you are a student with a #Disability, this is an amazing opportunity to gain access to corporate mentorship and networking opportunities with Fortune 1000 companies.

To apply, please visit: 

To learn more about the NextGen Initiatives at:


Disability:IN Corporate Partners: Applications to be a 2024 Disability:IN NextGen Mentor are now open!

If you are a professional who would like to support a college student or recent graduate with a #Disability in navigating the transition from college to the workforce, we encourage you to become a NextGen Mentor!

To apply, please visit:

To learn more about the NextGen Initiatives at:




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