Expect. Employ. Empower.
Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is an annual campaign led by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) to raise awareness about employing people with disabilities and to celebrate their many and varied contributions to America’s workforce. The campaign’s theme this year was developed with suggestions from the public through an online dialogue. “I’m so pleased with the result,” writes Assistant Secretary Kathleen Martinez in her blog(Work in Progress), “because those three words–expect, employ, empower–clearly convey that advancing disability employment is about more than any singular thing. Rather, it’s about creating a cycle of inclusion.”
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