People With Disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  The 2020 theme is, “Increasing Access and Opportunity.

NDEAM 2020 poster:

Celebrating 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 75 years of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

A Commemorative Year

This year marks not only the 75th observance of NDEAM, but also the 30th anniversary of the ADA. Both milestones are being commemorated with a range of events and activities centered on the theme “Increasing Access and Opportunity.” An official poster is now available to download or order in both English and Spanish. Read the press release.

Below, please find links to resources your chapters/regions can use to support and observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  For more information, please visit www.dol.gov/ndeam or email the FEW Special Assistant for People with Disabilities at disabilities@few.org.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Learn more at www.dol.gov/ndeam. #NDEAM

Click HERE for your free National Disability Employment Awareness Month poster. #NDEAM

For a National Disability Awareness Month Resource Toolbox to get you started with ideas for your observance and education of your members, click HERE.

How are you observing National Disability Employment Awareness Month? Click HERE for 31 days of  #NDEAM

What does workplace inclusion look like? Share your images on your social media pages during National Disability Employment Awareness Month using the hashtag #NDEAM

Patrice Wilson is the Special Assistant to the President for Persons with Disabilities.  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 the links above or email the FEW Special Assistant for People with Disabilities at disabilities@few.org.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

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

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