October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)!
The theme of NDEAM this year is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” In an inclusive society, every day provides an opportunity to bring awareness to all the nuances surrounding disability employment —not only one month a year. NDEAM acknowledges the many contributions that people with disabilities bring to the workplace. We believe this provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the ableist barriers that can prohibit employment, including barriers to gaining competitive wages, getting approved for reasonable workplace accommodations, and navigating environments that do not allow career growth and development.
Be sure to follow MCD this month, and all year-round, as we amplify the perspectives of disabled Minnesotans in the workforce, provide resources to employers, and share employment-related community events.
It’s time to HIRE, RETAIN, AND PROMOTE US! There can be no economic justice without including the disability community!
Get involved with a list of ideas for supporting disability employment.