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CDE Announcements

Labor Department Releases 2020 NDEAM Theme and Poster

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that “Increasing Access and Opportunity” is the 2020 theme for October’s annual observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year’s NDEAM observation, the nation’s 75th, will be one of the culminating events of DOL’s yearlong observance of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which centers on the same theme. Read the DOL press release or learn more about NDEAM.

 

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.

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19 hours ago
Congratulations are in order for writer Shane Burcaw ( @shaner528), who recently got married. Shane, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, is also president of the nonprofit organization @LAMNightmare. #PhotoFriday https://t.co/a9UdpgdAgA https://t.co/4CcmGfvF3p CDETweets photo
2 days ago
We're excited to be joining @CSGDisability for today's #ADA30 webinar on stay-at-work/return-to-work policy and practice! https://t.co/S6uqLryLrt
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We’re LIVE with the next webinar from our #ADA30 series, Stay-At-Work/Return-To-Work Policy and Practice. Want to stay updated in real time? Turn on tweet notifications and stay tuned to this thread for live coverage and updates. #Disability #Employment #Policy https://t.co/IVEY177kfI
2 days ago
September is #ServiceDogMonth! CDE Member @AskEARN’s “Service & Emotional Support Animals in the Workplace” guide offers information about the role service animals play in empowering people with disabilities in the workplace. https://t.co/c4MnscfwFf https://t.co/SzbHLZRXT2 CDETweets photo
3 days ago
A6. While not specifically related to #COVID19, recent research indicates an encouraging trend about people’s willingness to talk about #MentalHealth, especially younger people, which helps destigmatize the issue for everyone. https://t.co/JisTptGvTa #NDEAMMentalHealth https://t.co/gQ3j6ZK2Qj

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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 Employment4 months ago
CDE Member the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) looks back and ahead in this retrospective on the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The piece includes a video featuring CDE “Who I Am” PSA participant Ron Drach. #ADA30 https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/summer2020/pages/the-ada-at-30-looking-back-and-ahead.aspx
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Campaign for Disability Employment4 months ago
Meet Crystal Emery, a documentary filmmaker, author and educator. Chrystal, who uses a wheelchair, is also the founder and CEO of URU The Right To Be, Inc., a nonprofit organization working to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields through education and engagement. #WhatCanYouDoWednesday
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Campaign for Disability Employment4 months ago
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led groups that help foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. Learn why ERGs are an important part of disability inclusion and how your organization can start a disability ERG. #TuesdayTips
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Campaign for Disability Employment4 months ago
The Northeast ADA Center has released a new “Small Business at Work Toolkit” that helps small businesses leverage the talents of people with disabilities and understand and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). https://smallbusinessatwork.org/
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Campaign for Disability Employment4 months 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 Employment4 months 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 Image 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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