October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
What is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)?
NDEAM is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy.
APSE Chapters and members may celebrate in a variety of ways, to bring awareness and education around the topic of Employment First.
The theme set for NDEAM 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
What can you do NOW?
Sign up for APSE emails! National APSE will also host several events virtually throughout the month so ensure you receive our emails to help promote the word!
Webinar: Self-Employment…. How to Turn Hobbies and Passions into a Small Business! Watch on Facebook Live.
How do I use the APSE NDEAM Media Kit?
The APSE NDEAM Media Kit offers tools, resources, and social media content to support state chapters, members, and other partners in celebrating NDEAM while also elevating Employment First and bringing awareness to the barriers people with disabilities may face in pursuing competitive, integrated employment.
There are links embedded in the document to chapter websites, events, and additional images, stories, and posts to help you in your efforts to highlight NDEAM 2021.
Where can I find more resources and information?
The Department of Labor’s Office on Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) offers a range of resources to help employers and other organizations plan NDEAM observances, including not only the official poster, but also sample articles, a press release, proclamation, and social media content.
Did you know?
You can look at your state chapter listing on apse.org to find success stories and resources to share. Kentucky publication examples!
Developed in 2020 and more to come in 2021, you can share these images and stories of real people in real jobs!
Do you have new stories to tell? APSE will help create the social media images and web page if you can share the story! Here’s a link to submit your story, or one of someone you serve. Please make sure you partner with the person whose story you are sharing.