October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am— “This year’s theme encapsulates the important message that people with disabilities are just that — people,” said Jennifer Sheehy, acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for disability employment policy. “And like all people, we are the sum of many parts, including our work experiences. Disability is an important perspective we bring to the table, but, of course, it’s not the only one.”

Individuals, employers, families and others are encouraged to learn more. Many helpful resources and information can be found at:

 Employment section at www.Disability.gov

 Local DVR programs dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr or call 800-442-3477

 A premiere Job Board for persons with disABILITIES: https://www.disAbledperson.com/

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