HLAA Webinar: Navigating Federal Employment for People with Disabilities

May 12, 2022



The federal government offers people of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities, opportunities to have a meaningful career in public service. In this webinar, attendees learned about pathways to federal service for people with disabilities, strategies for effectively navigating the federal workplace and resources from the Office of Disability Employment Policy.


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Scott Michael Robertson, Ph.D.

Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Scott Michael Robertson, Ph.D., is an autistic adult and a senior policy advisor in the Office of Disability Employment Policy in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). He spearheads ODEP’s $3.8 million Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship (PIA) in his role as the federal project manager. Dr. Robertson also advances work... Read More >

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David Rice

Acting Branch Manager, Special Emphasis Programs, National Institutes of Health, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

David Rice graduated in 2009 from Catholic University of America with a degree in psychology, with a focus on social stigmas of people with Intellectual Disabilities.  He has been at National Institutes of Health (NIH) since October 2009., where he is currently serving as the acting branch director for the... Read More >