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CDE Announcements

ODEP Announces 2018 NDEAM Theme – America’s Workforce: Empowering All

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.

CDE to Host May 31 Twitter Chat on Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Practices

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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CDE on Twitter

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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
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This article from CDE Member @SHRM provides guidance for #HR professionals on what to do when an employee experiences a serious illness. https://t.co/daz2qlHQK3
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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
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This looks great! We'll definitely be watching! 😀 https://t.co/YfCHUeg6T0
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Don't miss the @USDOL Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) webinar on "Employment Options for Youth SSI Recipients," 6/28 at 2pm ET. We'll be listening in & live tweeting highlights! https://t.co/mtzfmWXjOs
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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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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
A serious bike accident left this ER doctor paralyzed from the waist down. After months of rehabilitation through which he learned how to do things like drive a car using hand controls, he’s back at work as medical director of Bright Health, while also doing shifts at the Mayo Clinic. #WhatCanYouDoWednesday
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Campaign for Disability Employment1 day ago
This article from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a CDE Member, provides guidance for HR professionals on what to do when an employee experiences a serious illness, such as cancer or heart disease.
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Campaign for Disability Employment2 days ago
Don't miss this U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) webinar on "Employment Options for Youth SSI Recipients," June 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET. This is the second in a five part webinar series on transition to employment for youth with disabilities.
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Campaign for Disability Employment2 days ago
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) has redesigned its online career center! The site offers job seekers with disabilities access to leading companies and universities through cutting-edge recruitment technologies, including automated job matching, email job alerts and a user-friendly application process. We are proud to have AAPD as a CDE Member!
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Campaign for Disability Employment3 days ago
Mental Health Month may be over, but in this blog post for the National Disability Institute, Hector Manuel Ramirez explains why employment is an important mental health topic all year long. The author is a disability advocate and member of Disability Rights California's Board of Directors.
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Campaign for Disability Employment6 days ago
Join Choose Work! for the next WISE webinar, "Ticket to Work: Support on Your Journey to Financial Independence," on June 27, 2018 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET. Register now!

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