October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time to celebrate contributions of employees with disabilities. This year marks 70 years since the first observance. This year’s theme – “My Disability is One Part of Who I Am” – makes the point that it matters what people can do and not their disability that matters.
DODD and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) will celebrate NDEAM again this year. Watch for more information.
County Boards and providers can celebrate as well – the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) offers a range of resources including an official poster in English and Spanish, sample articles, a press release, proclamation, and social media content.