It’s official—National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2016 was a resounding success, with a groundswell of education and outreach activities taking place throughout the nation and across the Internet. The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) was energized by the many individuals and organizations hosting events and activities to celebrate the important contributions of America’s workers with disabilities and spread the message of the 2016 NDEAM theme, #InclusionWorks.
NDEAM is led every October by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), and it’s not too early to start thinking ahead to NDEAM 2017! From simple displays of support, such as putting up a poster, to comprehensive initiatives, such as implementing a disability education program, there are many ways to take part. For more NDEAM ideas, visit www.dol.gov/ndeam.
The CDE encourages organizations of all sizes and in all industries to participate in NDEAM, because all efforts play an important part in fostering a more inclusive workforce, one where every person is recognized for his or her abilities—every day of every month.
Thanks to all who supported NDEAM in 2016. Stay tuned for details on NDEAM 2017 as it approaches!