National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021
This October, Advancing Employment and our statewide partners were proud to participate in NDEAM 2021! Scroll for more information.
The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
Held annually, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is led by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, but its true spirit lies in the many observances held at the grassroots level across the nation every year. Employers of all sizes and in all industries are encouraged to participate in NDEAM.
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Press Release: (Georgia) – October 1st, 2021 – Today, ten entities in Georgia have joined in efforts to participate in National Disability Employment awareness month. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
Advancing Employment is joined in this effort by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD), the Institute on Human Development and Disability at the University of Georgia, the State ADA Coordinator’s Office of the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), the Center for Leadership in Disability at the Georgia State University School of Public Health, Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO), the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity from the Office of the Governor, Altierus Career College, Inclusively.com, and others.
Throughout the month, our team of collaborators will be engaging in a variety of activities to educate audiences on disability employment issues and its commitment to an inclusive work culture. Join us throughout the month as we host webinars and virtual events and share knowledge, resources, and proclamations through various media and social media platforms.
Employers and employees in all industries can learn more about how to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month and ways they can promote its messages — during October and throughout the year — by visiting www.dol.gov/NDEAM.
Our partners' links:
Advancing Employment and the Georgia Coalition for NDEAM collected proclamations from around the state throughout the month declaring October to be National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Proclamation signed by Brian Kemp, Governor of the State of Georgia
Proclamation signed by Nicole Hendrickson, Chairwoman, Board of Commissioners Gwinnett County, GA
Proclamation delivered by Atlanta City Councilmember Michael J. Bond
Proclamation signed by Joseph R. Biden Jr., President of the United States
As part of our NDEAM effort, Advancing Employment hosted a monthlong NDEAM themed webinar series. These webinars can be found here.
NDEAM Podcasts and Conversations
A conversation with IHDD's Gillian Grable about disability employment and disability history in Georgia. Hosted by Advancing Employment's Doug Crandell. Recorded 10/26/2021.
Wed, Oct 20, 2021 - US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Taryn Williams celebrate NDEAM
This event featured insightful dialogues and a video showcase highlighting strategies in action for an equitable disability inclusive recovery.
Featured guests included:
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director Jenny Yang
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy Jennifer Sheehy