National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).  The theme for 2011 is “Profit by Investing in Workers with Dis­abilities”.

Skills Inc. is urging everyone to consider ways to increase awareness about disabil­ity employment issues, as well as celebrate and recognize the contributions of Ameri­can workers with disabilities.  There are many ways to participate in and promote NDEAM.  Consider facilitating job shad­owing and mentoring a young adult or student with a disability from your com­munity.  If you want help, we are willing to provide employers with assistance iden­tifying potential mentees.  Please direct questions to Cheryl Roe at

Save the Date for Disability Mentoring Day: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

We can all play a role in making a differ­ence by promoting the employment of persons with disabilities.  Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disabil­ity Employment Policy (ODEP), states on her blog, “Each of us can become a link for inclusion of individuals with disabilities on an individual, community or employer level.”  For more information, visit ODEP’s website at