Shaping attitudes means staying abreast of news and outreach opportunities in the world of disability employment. Start by subscribing to the Campaign for Disability Employment’s (CDE) e-alerts and following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. (Please read our Social Media User Agreement which governs all official Campaign for Disability Employment accounts on social media platforms and websites.)
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May 29, 2018
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 America’s Workforce: Empowering All. “A workforce that empowers everyone is good for job seekers as well as job creators,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “Over the past year, the unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities has significantly declined. Continued steady job creation will provide even more opportunities for all Americans to get hired and provide for their families.” 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 2018, including the official poster, will be released in coming weeks. Find tools and ideas for celebrating NDEAM.
April 26, 2018
For many people, work provides not only a paycheck, but also purpose and the opportunity to live an independent, self-directed life. So when significant injury or illness occurs, workers can face difficult choices, including whether to stay at or return to work when feasible. If they leave the labor force for a period of time, they may have understandable concerns about how working will impact disability benefits and services. If they stay at or return to their previous place of employment, they—and their employers—may have legitimate questions about how to ensure a smooth process. During a Twitter chat on May 31, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET, the CDE will welcome experts from Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program and the Office of Disability Employment Policy’s Job Accommodation Network to answer questions about both scenarios. To join the discussion, use #CDEChat.
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A serious bike accident left this ER doctor paralyzed from the waist down. After months of rehabilitation, he's now back at work as medical director of @MyBrightHealth, while also doing shifts at the @MayoClinic. #WhatCanYouDoWednesday https://t.co/mnJXZxBZFX
Employment often plays an important role in mental health. Our "I Can" PSA participant Bob, who has bi-polar disorder, works for a global consulting firm & is a former Google executive & speechwriter for a U.S. president. https://t.co/aAqcX8YnmE #MensMentalHealth
A belated Happy Father's Day to all the dads & granddads out there! Check out this great blog post from @chooseworkSSA. And a special Father's Day greeting goes out to our "Who I Am" PSA participant Ron, who counts "grandfather" among his many titles. https://t.co/DLzkwng1kr https://t.co/2Rk7ss87ow
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