Aging Workers with Disabilities: Implications for Employers

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


The aging workforce is likely to result in increasing numbers of workers with disabilities. By the year 2010, this group will account for nearly half (44%) of the working age population (20-64), and the number of people with disabilities between the ages of 50 and 65 is predicted to double. Disability management and accommodation policies and practices readily lend themselves to addressing the challenges employers will face with an aging workforce, and the increasing prevalence of disability that these demographics bring. Join this session for a discussion of the practices associated with maximizing the productivity of an aging workforce and contribute to aging worker retention.


Wendy Gower Project Director, Northeast ADA Center

Sarah Schrader Research associate, New York Mix Work Pay Medicaid