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The Campaign for Disability Employment Newsroom includes timely information about the CDE and the “What can YOU do?” initiative. For the news archive, see the notepad to the right of this page. Additional information may be obtained by contacting info@whatcanyoudocampaign.org. Also, our Privacy and Security Policy can be read by following this link.

News and Events

  • July 11, 2017 -CDE and JAN to Host Twitter Chat on ADA and Accommodations

    Mark your calendar! In recognition of the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) and our founding Member the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) are hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Titled “#ADA27CDE – Celebrating 27 Years of the ADA: The Role of Accommodations in Workplace Inclusion,” the chat will feature special guest Tracie DeFreitas, a Lead Consultant at JAN. Don’t miss this chance to engage with Tracie and others in an online discussion about the basics of accommodations and the critical role they play in maximizing employee productivity and creating a disability-inclusive workplace culture. To participate in the conversation, please use the hashtag #ADA27CDE.

  • June 16, 2017 -CDE to Join SSA Ticket to Work Twitter Chat

    The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) is delighted to be teaming up with the Social Security Administration (SSA) Ticket to Work program on its next Twitter chat. Scheduled for Thursday, June 29 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET, the chat will explore tips and resources to help people with disabilities find job training and employment support. To participate in the chat, please log on to Twitter and use #DEChat.

  • May 26, 2017 -CDE Welcomes EARN as Its Newest Member

    The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) is pleased to announce that the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) has joined the campaign’s membership slate. As such, it will join the CDE’s other seven members in shaping and steering the campaign’s products and future activities. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy under a cooperative agreement with The Viscardi Center, EARN is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity. Learn more about EARN.  

  • April 21, 2017 -CDE and AUCD to Host Twitter Chat on Mental Health in the Workplace

    In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) are hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. Titled “#CDEMentalHealth: Creating Inclusive Work Environments for People with Mental Health Disabilities,” the chat will feature special guest Andy Imparato, Executive Director of AUCD. Don’t miss this chance to engage with Andy and others in an online discussion about helping people with mental health disabilities thrive in the workplace. To participate in the conversation, please use the hashtag #CDEMentalHealth. Sample questions that will be posed during the chat include the following:

    Q: What do you feel are the pros of being open about a mental health disability at work?
    Q: What can employers do to be inclusive of people with mental health disabilities?
    Q: What are some accommodations that have helped you thrive at work?
    Q: What strategies have you used to request accommodations for a mental health disability?
    Q: How do you balance caring for your mental health with working?
    Q: What resources on workplace mental health do you recommend employers know about?
    Q:What do you think all workplaces can do to combat stigma around mental heath disabilities?

     

  • February 27, 2017 -CDE PSAs To Be Featured at ReelAbilities Film Festival

    The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) has announced that its three national public service announcements will be screened during the ReelAbilities Film Festival, which takes place March 9 – 12, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thousands are expected for the Hollywood style film screening extravaganza, including notable celebrities and disability thought leaders. Among them are keynote speaker RJ Mitte, well known for his role as Walter “Flynn” White on the AMC hit “Breaking Bad” and one of the participants in the CDE’s “Who I Am” PSA. The festival will include events, workshops, speakers and more than 60 powerful films that showcase the stories, lives and art of people who experience disabilities. Learn more about the ReelAbilities Film Festival.

  • January 19, 2017 -CDE To Join National Down Syndrome Society Webinar on Disability Mentoring

    In honor of National Mentoring Month, the National Down Syndrome Society is hosting a free webinar on the value of career mentorship for youth with disabilities. Among the speakers will be Derek Shields, co-chair of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition. Scheduled for January 30 at 1 p.m. ET, the online event will explore various disability mentoring program models, tips for effective networking and personal stories from the front lines of mentoring. The event will also showcase CDE tools and resources that support the concepts of mentoring and career preparation for youth with disabilities. To register and learn more, visit the webinar registration page.