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CDE Announcements

Labor Department Offers COVID-19 Resources

The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) and its funding entity, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), care about the health and safety of America’s workers, at all times. In response to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, DOL has compiled a list of resources to help. Read the DOL press release and access DOL’s coronavirus web page.

CDE Releases ‘Who I Am’ Radio PSA in Honor of ADA30

This year marks 30 years since a major milestone in our nation’s history—the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In honor of ADA30, the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) has released its “Who I Am” public service announcement (PSA) as a national radio PSA. Originally launched in 2014 as a television spot, “Who I Am” features nine real people with disabilities—some obvious and some not—sharing how they describe themselves, from personal interests to family relationships to occupations. Among them is film and television actor RJ Mitte, best known for his roles in AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth.” Rather than be defined by disability, these individuals are the sum of their many life roles—which includes working in jobs they love. To learn how to air this and other CDE PSAs in your local market, contact the CDE.

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1 day ago
This quick safety tip for employers from @USDOL provides information about complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act ( #ADA) during the #COVID19 pandemic. Check out this resource from @USEEOC. https://t.co/pC946DgSFK https://t.co/V5qcFeAPY1 CDETweets photo
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Meet Misty Diaz ( @LilMistyDiaz), an adaptive athlete with #SpinaBifida. Misty, who uses crutches due to her disability, has completed 5k & 10k races, half marathons & extreme obstacle courses including @SpartanRace events. #PhotoFriday https://t.co/36fAaoU7gi https://t.co/szU8FCsCtM CDETweets photo
2 days ago
Thank you for continuing to share our resources, @KyRETAIN! 😎 https://t.co/xzHTtat8gt
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RETAIN Kentucky @KyRETAIN
Meet Denyse Gordon from the ‘Who I Am ‘ PSA. She runs the Disabled Veterans Program at CACI. Denyse has PTSD and is committed to helping others, especially in the workplace.
All people deserve the opportunity to participate in the workforce. Learn more at @CDETweets. #Disability https://t.co/ZQV7NJeeHj
2 days ago
June’s #StateStandout is #SouthDakota! The state’s Project Skills program provides career exploration opportunities for HS students w/ disabilities through a partnership with @SDHumanServices#VR initiative, @SDRetailers & local schools. @AbilityForHire https://t.co/eOcKoEwWUW https://t.co/T2Whe3bKBD CDETweets photo
3 days ago
We're excited to be joining @USCCFoundation for today's webinar "Building an Inclusive Workplace Culture in Times of Crisis: Inclusion Matters" with representatives from @Microsoft, @Upwork, @ByteBackDC & @GA. https://t.co/5cF3Tvh6dF
3 days ago
We're tuned in to today's webinar - The ADA Generation: New Perspectives on Employment and College Graduates with Disabilities #KFSurvey2020 #ADA30 #ThanksToTheADA https://t.co/ZA0vvPVQa3
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Kessler Foundation @KesslerFdn
Join us for our webinar. Expand your knowledge of education and #employment, learn about factors contributing to the success of people with #disabilities in the workplace. Register: https://t.co/8qBC1zoxwg
#KFSurvey2020 #ADA30 #ThanksToTheADA @UNHIOD @disabilitystats @AUCDNews https://t.co/9GyLRFGJIE

CDE on Facebook

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 Employment1 day 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.
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Campaign for Disability Employment1 day 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 Imade 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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Campaign for Disability Employment2 days ago
June’s State Standout is South Dakota! Read this article from Ability for Hire to learn about the state’s Project Skills program, which provides career exploration opportunities for high school students with disabilities through a partnership with the South Dakota Department of Human Services' vocational rehabilitation initiative, the South Dakota Retailers Association, and local school districts.
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Campaign for Disability Employment3 days ago
Meet Rikki Poynter! The YouTube star, who is deaf, is a disability advocate and writer leading the fight against bad captioning. She is the creator of a social media campaign that brings awareness to access issues caused by autogenerated captioning. #WhatCanYouDoWednesday
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Campaign for Disability Employment4 days ago
This article from EY highlights six ways to advance workplace disability inclusion. #TuesdayTips
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Campaign for Disability Employment5 days ago
This column from Forbes contributor Jonathan Kaufman explores how creating a workplace culture that supports employee mental health helps drive business success.

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