National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), observed every October, celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates employers about disability employment issues. This year’s theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” ODEP, The Office of Disability Employment Policy, has released the 2018 poster, now available to download and order.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Since 1945, NDEAM has sought to educate employers about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s national theme is “My disability is one part of who I am.”
Skills Inc. is proud to support NDEAM and honored to demonstrate that “a strong workforce is an inclusive workforce”. Over 60 percent of our 600+ employees have a self-identified disability, while our products and services exceed demands for rigorous standards and excellence. We encourage all employers to embrace a culture of acceptance where people of all abilities thrive.
Take part in NDEAM by participating in one or more of the below events. The Office of Disability Employment Policy, (ODEP) website also provides various ways to celebrate the month, including “31 Days of NDEAM – What you CAN do!“.
Dates to note:
Sept. 28th – Oct. 1st in Austin (sold out)
USBLN 18th Annual National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo hosted by USBLN
Sept. 29th, 10am-11:30am PDT
Section 508 Basic Testing Guide for Making an Accessible PDF webinar hosted by PEAT
Oct. 15th, 11am-2pm PDT in Tukwila
A New Way of Looking at Integrated Disability Management hosted by DMEC
Oct. 17th, 9am-5pm PDT
DeafNation Expo in Portland
Stop by the Skills Inc. booth to learn more about our organization
Disability Mentoring Day
Oct. 27th, 11am-12pm PDT
Accommodations for Health Care Workers with Motor Impairments webcast by JAN
Oct. 30th (by invite only)
Governor’s Awards Breakfast
Presented by The Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment
The 2015 poster for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), held each October, is now available. This year’s theme is “My disability is one part of who I am”. Help spread the word and change minds. Download or order posters and hang them up at work and in your community.
More ways that you can participate in NDEAM events will be featured on our website late September and throughout October. Please check our news section.
Statistics from Mental Health America
- 1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year.
- 50% of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life and half of those people will develop conditions by the age of 14.