National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

'This is the time to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. The theme for this year — which marks 70 years since the first observance — is "My Disability is One Part of Who I Am." ' Office of Disability Employment Policy.
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

October is National Disability Awareness Month (NDEAM). The Office of Disability Employment Policy, under the U.S. Department of Labor, has been celebrating this event for 70 years. ‘This is the time to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for this year — which marks 70 years since the first observance — is “My Disability is One Part of Who I Am.” ‘ Office of Disability Employment Policy.

For this purpose, the Office of Disability Employment Policy offers several resources for communities to join and support this celebration.

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  • The Resource Toolbox includes resources to assist organizations in planning and implementing National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) activities.
  1. Download and Order the NDEAM Poster
  2. NDEAM Drop-In Articles
  3. Sample NDEAM Proclamation
  4. Sample NDEAM Participation Press Release
  5. Sample NDEAM Social Media Content
  6. Social Media Accessibility Tips

 

With so many great resources ready to use, there should be no excuse to celebrate. Join the celebration now!

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Eliana Tardio is the Outreach and Diversity Director for PEN (Parent Education Network), and the mother of Emir and Ayelén, both with Down syndrome. Named as the Best Latino Activist 2015 by Latism, and one of the most influential Mom Bloggers by Babble, Disney Inc., Eliana shares important lessons and resources while raising her two children.
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