October is Disability Employment Awareness Month!

NDEAM poster / Inclusion WorksOctober is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The purpose of which is to educate people 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.
Organizations of all sizes and in all industries are encouraged to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month to help foster a more inclusive workforce, one where every person is recognized for his or her abilities—every day of
every month.

Disability Network offers Disability Employment Workshops

In recognition of National Disability Employment Month, Disability Network Southwest Michigan is offering a series of workshops throughout the region titled “Know Your Rights: Disability & Employment.” The workshops are aimed at educating people with disabilities about their rights regarding when to (and not to) disclose their disability to an employer or potential employer. Follow this link for more information and a schedule of our workshops.