Celebrating Abilities: National Disability Employment Awareness Month Begins Tomorrow

October is National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “My Disability is One Part of Who I Am.” 2015 marks 70 years since the first observance of NDEAM. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy […]

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Teamwork Helps Nathan Fulfill Dream Leigh Spohler (left), Support Services Coordinator at the Madison County Board of DD (Matco), and Nathan Rouse, Customer Service Associate at the Georgesville Square Lowe’s, Columbus, pause for a snapshot in the Garden Center. Nathan came to Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) from a workshop at Matco to begin […]

Employment Spotlight Continues, Statewide

Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities Honors Employers The Kroger Company in Warren County, and AMC West Chester 18 Theaters in Butler County were honored by the Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities (GCPD) this month as employers who have made significant contributions to the disability community in Ohio. The employers were among several GCPD […]

Spotlight on State and Local Employment Efforts

An interagency agreement to strengthen the network of services that will help transition students with disabilities into the workforce was signed earlier this month in Medina County, bringing additional support to current collaborative efforts.  The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD), area school districts, and other community-based organizations have teamed up to promote the […]

DODD and OOD Note One-Year Milestone

It has been a year since the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission changed its name to Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD), and the agency has begun to see gains in awareness and understanding, according to OOD Director Kevin Miller. He stated, “The reason why we felt it was important to change our name is that […]

Ramping Up for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the 2014 theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM, October),”Expect. Employ. Empower.”  Additional information is online, including promotional items, many of which are free. Complementing this theme, Ohio Public Images (OPI) offers the 2014 DD Awareness-themed Ability@Work materials suitable for NDEAM celebration and recognition events.  Visit the […]