People With Disabilities

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Mission Statement
FEW is committed to providing equal opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in all FEW-sponsored events.

 

FEW Members are Encouraged to Participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and all members of FEW are encouraged to participate. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate 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. Employers of all sizes and in all industries are encouraged to participate in NDEAM.

For specific ideas about how FEW members can support National Disability Employment Awareness Month, visit the ODEP website at www.dol.gov/odep/.  Suggestions range from simple, such as putting up a poster, to comprehensive, such as 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