October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) encourages businesses and organizations across the country to participate.
Held annually, NDEAM educates about disability employment topics and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. Although national in scope, NDEAM’s true spirit lies in the many observances held at the grassroots level. Employers of all sizes and in all industries can take part.
For specific ideas on how you can support National Disability Employment Awareness Month, visit dol.gov/NDEAM. Suggestions range from putting up a poster (available
in English and Spanish) to implementing a disability education program. Regardless, all play an important part in fostering a more accessible and equitable workforce—one where all people are recognized for their abilities—every day of every month.
At AAKP, we know the importance of and need for a disability-inclusive workforce. This month, we’d like to highlight information and resources to support NDEAM’s Advancing Access & Equity campaign.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues.
“Overlooked Impacts of Kidney Disease: It’s BOTH a Healthcare AND Workforce Issue” https://bit.ly/AAKP_2023WorkforcePres