About Us

The LEAD Center is a collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations dedicated to a single mission:  advancing sustainable individual and systems level change to improve competitive, integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency for all people across the spectrum of disability.

Led by National Disability Institute with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the LEAD Center – known formally as the National Center on Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities (LEAD) – brings together a range of organizations, thought leaders and best-practice innovators to expand policy, employment, leadership and economic advancement opportunities and outcomes for all people with disabilities.

Learn more about us and how we can work together to advance innovative employment outcomes and greater financial stability for Americans with disabilities - explore our website and download a two-page overview of the LEAD Center.

Our Work

Discover the LEAD Center’s policy, employment and economic advancement initiatives designed to promote individual and systems level change.


Get to know the national LEAD Center staff.


Meet the LEAD Center’s national partners and knowledge transfer consortium partners.

Subject Matter Experts

Meet the LEAD Center’s Subject Matter Experts.


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