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CDE Announcements

ODEP Announces 2022 NDEAM Theme – Disability: Part of the Equity Equation

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 Disability: Part of the Equity Equation. “A strong workforce is the sum of many parts, and disability has always been a key part of the equation,” said Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy Taryn M. Williams. “People with disabilities make up a wonderfully multifaceted group. By recognizing the full complexion of our community, we can ensure our efforts to achieve disability inclusion are, in fact, truly inclusive.” 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 2022, including the official poster, will be released in coming weeks. Find tools and ideas for celebrating NDEAM.

U.S. DOL to Host #MentalHealthAtWork Twitter Chat on May 11

As part of its Mental Health Awareness Month observance, the U.S. Department of Labor will host a Twitter chat on May 11 at 1:00 p.m. ET. This Twitter chat will explore mental health in the workplace context and invite discussion about strategies employers can use to promote a mental health-friendly work culture and support workers with mental health conditions. Employers, employees, mental health advocates and anyone interested in promoting workplace wellbeing are invited to join. To do so, use the hashtag #MentalHealthAtWork.

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She’s on a mission to change the entertainment industry’s perception of people with disabilities! Actress @SelmaBlair, who has MS, is working with @Google and disability advocate @andraealavant to share authentic stories from people with disabilities.
Excited to be joining CDE Member @NOD_ItsAbility and CDE Supporter @MentalHealthAm for today’s webinar “ #WorkplaceMentalHealth: Employer Perspective.” Learn about upcoming webinars from the Mental Health America website. CDETweets photo
This month we’re shining the spotlight on CDE Supporter @LEADCtr, which has promoted our #MentalHealthAtWork PSA through social media and other channels. Thank you for helping us spread the word about the importance of supporting workplace mental health!
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Meet Vander Cherry, one of the stars of the
CDE’s “Who I Am” PSA and a former @ProjectSEARCHHQ participant! Vander has physical and intellectual disabilities and uses workplace supports like assistive technology in his job with the Federal Government.
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News from the @FordFoundation & @MellonFdn! The recipients of the 2022 #DisabilityFutures Fellows grant have been announced. The grant, which is administered by @USAforART, supports the work of artists & other creative professionals with disabilities.
Philosophy professor, journalist and author @CCooperJones was born with a disability. And she wants well-meaning strangers to understand that their concerns and doubts about her abilities can limit her far more than her disability.

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