Work is an important part of people’s lives. It means more than just getting paid. It means being able to make your own choices about how you want to live your life.
At work, it’s what people can do that matters. If you are a young person with a disability, only you can decide your limits. You can work in a wide variety of jobs and play an important role in America’s economy. In fact, experience with a disability can help in a job or in starting a business. Today more than ever, businesses need people who can think differently about how to solve problems and get the job done. People with disabilities do this in America’s workplaces every day – and so can you. So set your sights high! Along the way, remember that resources are available to help you seek employment, succeed on the job, and understand your right to be judged on your ability, not disability.
The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has created a series of 31 tips to help companies promote employment for people with disabilities for every day in the month of October, which is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Click on the NDEAM poster below to find out what you can do.