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National Disability Employment Awareness Month This month is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

This October’s theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” According to the U.S. Department of Labor, this theme “reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

 

Over the next four weeks, please join us as we recognize the contributions of men and women from our community to the workforce.

  • Share Success Stories. Every week, we’ll be posting stories on our website and social media of people in our community thriving at work, like Jeffrey Jean-Pierre. We invite you to share stories too. Just tag us on social media and include #ndeamNational Disability Employment Awareness Month, "America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion" featuring a map of the United States with workers and people with disabilities on the job
  • Support the Better Care, Better Jobs Act. This proposed $400 billion funding would increase access to services as well as long-overdue investment in the direct care workforce. We have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to modernize and strengthen the outdated infrastructure behind our nation’s disability services system, Medicaid. Make it count and ACT NOW to tell Congress to fund home and community-based services through the Better Care, Better Jobs Act — a historic investment in disability services! #CareCantWait #BetterCareBetterJobsNow

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