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CDE Announcements

AMC Networks to Showcase ‘Who I Am’ PSA During NDEAM

AMC Networks will be airing the CDE’s “Who I Am” public service announcement on-air and online throughout National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2020. It’s all part of AMC Networks’ Visibility Collection—featured programming that spotlights and celebrates people living with disabilities. The Visibility Collection includes the all-new series of short films CripTales, Critics’ Choice Award-winner Push Girls, and Peabody Award-nominee This Close, which has received the Ruderman Family Foundation Seal of Authentic Representation. The collection will be available to stream for free (no log-in required) throughout October 2020. The CDE is grateful to AMC Networks for making the “Who I Am” PSA a part of its NDEAM programming!

Labor Department Releases 2020 NDEAM Theme and Poster

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that “Increasing Access and Opportunity” is the 2020 theme for October’s annual observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year’s NDEAM observation, the nation’s 75th, will be one of the culminating events of DOL’s yearlong observance of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which centers on the same theme. Read the DOL press release or learn more about NDEAM.

 

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14 hours ago
This month's CDE Supporter Spotlight highlights @TDIforAccess, which has featured the CDE’s PSAs on its social media platforms. We're grateful to TDI for helping us spread the message that at work, it's what people CAN do that matters! https://t.co/TY4VS6uE1C https://t.co/ynMV54YBc5 CDETweets photo
20 hours ago
Check out this blog post from @SBAgov for tips on how small businesses can create an inclusive hiring & workplace culture. Among the suggestions are tapping into resources offered by CDE Member @AskEARN. #TuesdayTips https://t.co/gfAcGpqxi2 https://t.co/1n49OYXlzK CDETweets photo
2 days ago
CDE Member @DisabilityIN is participating in the #PurpleLightUp 24-hour Global Broadcast in honor of #IDPD2020 on 12/3. This event sponsored by @MyPurpleSpace will bring together business leaders to celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities. https://t.co/mHQDUijzWz https://t.co/ilPZGxZq1Y CDETweets photo
2 days ago
As #EntrepreneurshipMonth wraps up, read this blog post from CDE Supporter @chooseworkSSA to learn about #SelfEmployment for people with disabilities & how the #TicketToWork Program can help. https://t.co/WNbD9EOHQB https://t.co/QarOJy8AAG CDETweets photo
5 days ago
Meet Annemarie Veira, a coordinator for Disability Resources at @sva_dr & a certified rehabilitation counselor. Annemarie, who has #CerebralPalsy, was recently interviewed on a podcast hosted by CDE Supporter @KesslerFdn. #PhotoFriday https://t.co/Y3kHTCGs2n https://t.co/wcYxq08iru CDETweets photo
6 days ago
Happy Thanksgiving from the CDE! We are thankful for all of you! https://t.co/eXVd1q7wZV CDETweets photo

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Campaign for Disability Employment

The Campaign for Disability Employment's (CDE) What can YOU do?” (WCYD) initiative is a positive outreach initiative aimed at increasing the employment rate of people with disabilities by challenging common misperceptions. It sends a clear message: people with disabilities want to work and their talents and abilities benefit businesses both financially and organizationally. By implementing good workplace practices, such as maintaining a flexible and inclusive work environment, businesses can capitalize on the talents of qualified people with disabilities. All it takes is recognizing the value they add to the workplace and fostering a work culture welcoming of the talents of all individuals. We encourage organizations of all sizes and in all industries to join our effort. Vist WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org to learn more! Contact - info@WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org
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Campaign for Disability Employment6 months ago
CDE Member the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) looks back and ahead in this retrospective on the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The piece includes a video featuring CDE “Who I Am” PSA participant Ron Drach. #ADA30 https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/summer2020/pages/the-ada-at-30-looking-back-and-ahead.aspx
Campaign for Disability Employment
Campaign for Disability Employment6 months ago
Meet Crystal Emery, a documentary filmmaker, author and educator. Chrystal, who uses a wheelchair, is also the founder and CEO of URU The Right To Be, Inc., a nonprofit organization working to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields through education and engagement. #WhatCanYouDoWednesday
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Campaign for Disability Employment6 months ago
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led groups that help foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. Learn why ERGs are an important part of disability inclusion and how your organization can start a disability ERG. #TuesdayTips
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Campaign for Disability Employment6 months ago
The Northeast ADA Center has released a new “Small Business at Work Toolkit” that helps small businesses leverage the talents of people with disabilities and understand and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). https://smallbusinessatwork.org/
Campaign for Disability Employment
Campaign for Disability Employment6 months ago
This quick safety tip for employers from the U.S. Department of Labor provides information about complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (#ADA) during the #COVID19 pandemic. Check out this resource from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws
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U.S. Department of Labor
As COVID-19 changes the way many Americans do business, workers and employers may have questions about how the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act apply right now. Learn about reasonable accommodations, rules concerning medical examinations and inquiries, and more from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at www.EEOC.gov.
Campaign for Disability Employment
Campaign for Disability Employment6 months ago
Meet Misty Diaz, an adaptive athlete who has spina bifida. Misty, who uses crutches due to her disability, has completed 5k and 10k races, half marathons and extreme obstacle courses including Spartan races. #PhotoFriday Image Description: Misty Diaz standing outside, wearing jeans and a tank top with Smokey Bear on it. She has pink crutches under both arms. https://buff.ly/2Otw6Gx

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