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National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2019

October 1, 2019

ACL joins the country in celebrating the start of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and recognizing the often overlooked talents that people with disabilities bring to the workforce

President Donald Trump proclaimed October "a time to celebrate the contributions of Americans with disabilities to our country's workforce and economic strength" and "reaffirm our commitment to fostering opportunity for Americans of all abilities to apply their skills and talents in the workplace as they pursue their dreams."

The Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) selected "The Right Talent, Right Now" as this year's NDEAM theme. The theme emphasizes the essential role people with disabilities play in America’s economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are creating a high demand for skilled talent.

To help you get involved, ODEP has developed a variety of resources, including:

ACL has a newly-updated collection of disability employment resources for people with disabilities and their families, employers, service providers and educators, and states and policy-makers

ACL will be sharing stories, research, and resources all month long through the ACL listserv, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Last modified on 05/18/2023

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