National Disability Employment Awareness Month by rik19085


									              National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Congress designated each October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month
(NDEAM). The Office of Disability Employment Policy has the lead in planning NDEAM activities
and materials to increase the public's awareness of the contributions and skills of American
workers with disabilities. Various programs carried out throughout the month also highlight the
specific employment barriers that still need to be addressed and removed.

This effort to educate the American public about issues related to disability and employment
actually began in 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each
year "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." In 1962, the word "physically" was
removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of
disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to
"National Disability Employment Awareness Month."

“Disabilities Related Organizations”

American Association of People With Disabilities

American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center

Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

Center for Disability Information & Referral

Clear View Innovations

Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government


Employment Assistance Referral Network (EARN)

Goodwill Industries International
HalfthePlanet Foundation

I-NABIR, The Association of Projects with Industry

Institute for Community Inclusion

Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities

National Aphasia Association

National Association of the Deaf

National Business and Disability Council

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

National Parent Network on Disabilities
1727 King Street, Suite 30
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 684-6763
Fax: (703) 836-1232

National Technical Assistance Center for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with

Office of Disability Employment Policy

Office of Disability Employment Policy Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

Office of Personnel Management Project ABLE
Proyecto Vision

Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma (ADS Center)

Scleroderma Foundation

Sensory Access Foundation

The Access Board

The George Washington University Health Resource Center

The National Organization on Disability

The Rural Institute

United Spinal Association

United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

United States Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration

United States Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical Programs and Initiatives

Work Support

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

World Association Of Persons With Disabilities
Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders

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