People With Disabilities

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  Throughout the year, we should be in constant awareness of the variety of activities we can initiate and/or participate in to educate members on disability employment issues and FEW’s commitment to an inclusive culture.

For specific ideas about how you or your chapter can support National Disability Employment Awareness Month and other initiatives throughout the year, you can visit www.dol.gov/ndeam or email the FEW Special Assistant for People with Disabilities at disbilities@few.org.

Suggestions range from simply putting up a poster for awareness, to implementing a disability education program. Regardless, all play an important part in fostering a more inclusive workforce; one where every person is recognized for his or her abilities — every day of every month!

During the month of October, come back to get your official poster and ideas on how to educate members, visit www.dol.gov/ndeam.

If your chapter has a social media page or newsletter, here are a few examples of posts for each day of the observance:

  • October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Learn more at www.dol.gov/ndeam. #NDEAM
  • Order your free National Disability Employment Awareness Month poster at www.dol.gov/ndeam. #NDEAM
  • How are you observing National Disability Employment Awareness Month? www.dol.gov/ndeam. #NDEAM
  • What does workplace inclusion look like? Share your images during National Disability Employment Awareness Month. #NDEAM

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The FAQs are receive often, and we hope they address your concern. If your Question is not addressed, please feel free to contact us at the odep@dol.gov.

Check out this interesting historical chronology of the Americans with Disabilities Act, “ADA Timelinedisabilities-act Alternative.  Disability & Employment: A Timeline is an alternate version of the enhanced Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary Timeline.