National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2020

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2020

This year marks the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Both milestones are being commemorated and centered on the theme “Increasing Access and Opportunity."

NDEAM

NDEAM celebrates America’s workers with disabilities every October, and reminds employers of the importance of inclusive hiring practices in the workplace. This recognition started in 1945 when Congress declared the first week of October “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.”

In 1962, the title changed by dropping the word “physically” to include individuals with all types of disabilities.

The week was expanded to a month in 1988, and Congress changed the commemoration to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

ADA30

The ADA is landmark civil rights legislation that works to increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities across society, including in the workplace. To learn more about the history of the ADA, view the 30 year timeline here.

Check Out Our Virtual Trainings Below!

Disability and Employment Webinar

Presented by Wanda Peele and Steven Shields

Thursday, October 15th
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Reasonable Accommodations and Disclosures Webinar

Presented by John Buskell and Brian Haas

Thursday, October 22nd
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ADA and COVID-19 Webinar

Presented by Jessie Ferrio and Will Brownlee

Thursday, October 29th
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Online Training Series

Begins October 9th
Trainings are FREE and open to ALL PERSONS with differing abilities.

Microsoft Office Suite Training Series

Registration Closes September 14th
October 9th – October 23rd

Job Development Training Series

Registration Closes October 23rd
November 3rd – November 17th

ADA Training Series

Registration Closes November 20th
December 1st – December 8th

Communication Training Series

Registration Closes TBD
January 18th – February 19th

Leadership Training Series

Registration Closes TBD
February 22nd – March 19th

Self-Management Training Series

Registration Closes TBD
March 22nd – April 16th

Customer Service Training Series

Registration Closes TBD
April 19th – May 21st

Business Skill Training Series

Registration Closes TBD
May 21st – June 30th