The Campaign for Disability Employment

News Archive – 2016

The Campaign for Disability Employment News Room includes timely information about the CDE and the “What can YOU do?” initiative. For media resources, see the notepad to the right of this page. Additional information may be obtained by contacting

News and Events from 2016

  • December 6, 2016 -CDE and AAPD to Host Twitter Chat on Disability Mentoring

    In honor of National Mentoring Month and “I Am a Mentor Day,” ODEP’s Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) and its member organization the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) are hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. The chat will feature special guest Derek Shields, co-chair of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition, who will help generate an online discussion about career mentoring and its role in the employment success of people with disabilities, especially those who are new to the workforce. To participate in this important Twitter conversation, please use the hashtag #DisabilityMentors.

  • October 27, 2016 -White House Event Honors Progress in Federal Employment of People with Disabilities

    Today, leaders from across the government convened at the White House to celebrate recent accomplishments in disability hiring in the federal workforce resulting from Executive Order 13548 and discuss strategies for continued progress. Held in honor of NDEAM, the event was organized by the White House in collaboration the U.S. Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Office of Personnel Management, with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Jennifer Sheehy moderating one of the discussion sessions. Since 2010, the Federal Government has hired more than 154,000 permanent and temporary employees with disabilities, more than 109,000 of whom are permanent hires. Read more about this milestone.

  • September 29, 2016 -CDE Twitter Chat To Feature MLB Inclusion Ambassador Curtis Pride

    Please join the Campaign for Disability Employment and the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society on October 18 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat featuring special guest Curtis Pride, former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder, current Gallaudet University Head Baseball Coach and MLB Ambassador for Inclusion. Held in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the theme of the chat is “#InclusionWorks: Fielding a Full Team in the Workplace.” The chat will focus on what people with disabilities can do to knock their career goals out of the park – and how employers can step up to the plate to support a fully inclusive team in their workplaces. To participate in this important Twitter conversation, please use the hashtag #InclusionWorks.

  • August 1, 2016 -NDEAM Poster Now Available

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is just three months away, and there’s no better time than now to start planning NDEAM festivities centered around the 2016 theme: #InclusionWorks. This year’s free NDEAM poster, now available for mail order and download, captures the multi-faceted nature of the #InclusionWorks message, illustrating that inclusion works for workers, for employers, for opportunity and for innovation. Download the 2016 NDEAM poster now.

  • July 7, 2016 -Campaign for Disability Employment to Host Twitter Chat on Youth with Disabilities

    On Thursday, July 28 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, the Campaign for Disability Employment is hosting its first Twitter chat on advancing the employment prospects of youth and young adults with disabilities. Held in honor of the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the chat will serve as a prelude to this October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) by highlighting why “inclusion works” for the current generation of youth with disabilities who are either transitioning to or just starting out in the workforce. The chat will explore what today’s post-ADA generation of youth with disabilities see as key to their workplace success—and the ways in which employers can support them. To participate in the Twitter chat, use the hashtag #CDEYouth.

  • June 15, 2016 -Campaign for Disability Employment Joins Instagram

    Today, the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) announced that it is now on Instagram! With a strong focus on positive imagery and messages about disability and employment, the campaign’s Instagram presence will help further showcase our core message that “at work, it’s what people CAN do that matters.” Follow the CDE on Instagram.

  • May 12, 2016 -ODEP Announces 2016 NDEAM Theme: #InclusionWorks

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has announced that this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme will be #InclusionWorks. “By fostering a culture that embraces individual differences, including disabilities, businesses profit by having a wider variety of tools to confront challenges,” said Jennifer Sheehy, deputy assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. “Our nation’s most successful companies proudly make inclusion a core value. They know that inclusion works. It works for workers, it works for employers, it works for opportunity, and it works for innovation.” Read the press release.

  • April 18, 2016 Offers Employment Guide for People with Disabilities, the Federal Government’s website for information on disability programs and services, has developed an online “Guide to Employment” to help job seekers with disabilities learn about job training and employment opportunities in their communities. The guide covers topics such as where to look for a job, how to secure job accommodations, and how local and state organizations can help with the job search process. The guide also assists employers, featuring resources for recruiting and hiring qualified workers with disabilities. Access’s “Guide to Employment.”