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CDE Announcements

ODEP Announces 2019 NDEAM Theme – The Right Talent, Right Now

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has announced that this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme will be The Right Talent, Right Now. “Every day, individuals with disabilities add significant value and talent to our workforce and economy,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “Individuals with disabilities have the right talent, right now.” Held every October, NDEAM is a fitting time to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. More information on NDEAM 2019, including the official poster, will be released in coming weeks. Find tools and ideas for celebrating NDEAM.

New Behind-the-Scenes Videos: Meet the Cast of the ‘Working Works’ PSA

Want to learn more about the individuals featured in the Campaign for Disability Employment’s (CDE) “Working Works” public service announcement (PSA)? Three new videos feature interviews with several of its cast members, including: Bruce Goebel, a cabinet maker who had a machinery accident that severed his right hand; Chanelle Houston, a research analyst who experienced a spinal cord injury in 2009; and Ish Escobar, a veteran with service-connected disabilities. In the videos, Bruce, Chanelle and Ish talk about their experiences returning to work after injury or illness and the important role that different people—including employers, colleagues, healthcare professionals and family members—played in supporting them along the way. View the videos and read the bios of the PSA cast members.

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10 hours ago
Thanks to @adasoutheast. @ADANational, @GEORGIA_APSE & @natdisability for two great webinars this afternoon! What a great way to celebrate #ADA29!
11 hours ago
Panelists for today's @natdisability webinar include Andy Arias from @USDOL's Office of Disability Employment Policy, Martha Jackson from @NYCDisabilities & Karen Tamley from the @chicagosmayor's Office for People with Disabilities. #ADA29 https://t.co/xGQf9WpVf3 CDETweets photo
11 hours ago
Hopping over to the @natdisability webinar to learn about economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities & the #ADA! #ADA29 https://t.co/VXsSZA5bEM
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NDI @natdisability
Join us on July 23 for a webinar celebrating the anniversary of the Americans with #Disabilities Act and a discussion on what more can be done to fulfill the ADA’s promise of “economic self-sufficiency.” #ADA

REGISTER: https://t.co/9hp5BvChAF https://t.co/dvfh5cdobJ
11 hours ago
From the @adasoutheast webinar: Why disclose a disability at work? To address any questions or concerns head on, receive reasonable accommodations, offer a competitive edge in the selection progress (for federal contractors, for example), bring your "whole self" to work, etc. https://t.co/6UbYqjqdeA CDETweets photo
12 hours ago
We're excited to be joining @ADANational, @adasoutheast, @GEORGIA_APSE & the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (WISE) for today's webinar, "The #ADA, #Employment & #Disclosure." #ADA29 https://t.co/gOMdg0sCmO
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ADA National Network @ADANational
Join our upcoming webinar on The ADA, Employment and Disclosure! This webinar takes place on July 23, 2019, from 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM EDT.

Registration info and further details can be found here: https://t.co/rS2vMiSVJY

#ADA #Compliance #Employment #HR https://t.co/hsRdvBnNcg
17 hours ago
ICYMI! The archived version of CDE Member @AskEARN‘s latest webinar is now available! Learn about best practices for ensuring that the information & communication technology ( #ICT) your organization purchases is accessible for everyone. #TechTuesday https://t.co/HkwHDp5xMS

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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 Employment17 hours ago
In case you missed it! The archived version of CDE Member EARN - Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion's latest webinar is now available! Learn about best practices for ensuring that the information and communication technology your organization purchases is accessible for everyone, including people with disabilities. #TechTuesday
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Campaign for Disability Employment2 days ago
Meet Chanelle Houston, one of the stars of the CDE's "Working Works" PSA, which explores the many reasons people work, including after illness or injury. Chanelle was able to return to work after a spinal cord injury thanks to support from her family, supervisor, coworkers and healthcare providers. This video has open captions. Download al of thel Working Works PSAs at https://www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org/psa-campaigns/psa-download-center.
Campaign for Disability Employment
Campaign for Disability Employment
Campaign for Disability Employment2 days ago
Meet Bruce Goebel, one of the stars of the CDE's "Working Works" PSA, which explores the many reasons people work, including after illness or injury. Bruce is a third-generation cabinet maker who was able to return to work after an on the job injury severed his hand, thanks to support from his family, coworkers and healthcare providers. This video has open captions. Download all Working Works PSAs at https://www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org/psa-campaigns/psa-download-center/.
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Campaign for Disability Employment
Campaign for Disability Employment2 days ago
In this column for Forbes, writer Jonathan Kaufman explores why marketers should be paying attention to trends in the disability community.
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Campaign for Disability Employment5 days ago
Earlier this week at Disability:IN's annual conference, John Kemp, President and CEO of The Viscardi Center, presented the John D. Kemp Leadership Award to Russell Shaffer, Director of Culture, Diversity and Inclusion for Walmart. #PhotoFriday #INForInclusion
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Campaign for Disability Employment6 days ago
A new resource from CDE Member EARN - Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion, “Service and Emotional Support Animals in the Workplace: What Federal Employers Should Know,” offers tips for employers on how to support employees who use service or emotional support animals. Although targeted at federal employers, it may be useful to any employer interested in learning more about this topic. http://www.askearn.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/EARN-Service-Animals-What-Federal-Employers-Should-Know-A.pdf

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