October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

“The Right Talent, Right Now” is the theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month in 2019.

The Right Talent, Right Now

According to the Department of Labor website, National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

To celebrate this month, we will be featuring schools and students who use NextUp Transition Curriculum. This month, you will learn about school work programs that are improving the lives of students by providing them with opportunities to gain work skills and experience.

If you’d like to learn what you can do to bring attention to disability employment, visit 31 Days of NDEAM – What you CAN do! Day #1 is: Put up an NDEAM poster.

NDEAM is a great time to freshen up bulletin boards in workplaces, schools, libraries or other community locations. Start by putting up this year’s NDEAM poster. Additional display materials include the Campaign for Disability Employment’s four poster series: I CanBecauseWho I Am, and Working Works.

Be sure to visit our website throughout the month as we spotlight schools and students!


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