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									              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
http://www.aapd-dc.org/

American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center
http://aidtac.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/

Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
http://www.ahead.org

Center for Disability Information & Referral
http://www.isdd.indiana.edu/~cedir/

Clear View Innovations
http://www.ultramirror.com

Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)
http://www.tricare.osd.mil/cap

Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government
http://www.dhhig.org

Disability Info.gov
http://www.disabilityinfo.gov

Employment Assistance Referral Network (EARN)
http://www.earnworks.com

Goodwill Industries International
http://www.goodwill.org
HalfthePlanet Foundation
http://www.halftheplanet.org

Hire.us
http://www.hireus.cds.hawaii.edu/

I-NABIR, The Association of Projects with Industry
E-mail: inabir@paltech.com

Institute for Community Inclusion
http://www.communityinclusion.org

Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities
http://www.marriottfoundation.org/

National Aphasia Association
http://www.aphasia.org/

National Association of the Deaf
http://www.nad.org

National Business and Disability Council
http://www.business-disability.com

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/NIDRR/

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
Disabilities
http://www.ntac.hawaii.edu/

Office of Disability Employment Policy
http://www.dol.gov/odep/

Office of Disability Employment Policy Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
http://www.dol.gov/odep/programs/workforc.htm

Office of Personnel Management Project ABLE
E-mail: projable@opm.gov
Proyecto Vision
http://www.proyectovision.net

Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma (ADS Center)
http://www.adscenter.org

Scleroderma Foundation
http://www.scleroderma.org/medical/overview.htm

Sensory Access Foundation
E-mail: receptionist@sensoryaccess.com

The Access Board
http://www.access-board.gov/

The George Washington University Health Resource Center
http://www.heath.gwu.edu/

The National Organization on Disability
http://www.nod.org/

The Rural Institute
http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu/index.asp

United Spinal Association
http://www.unitedspinal.org

United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/OSEP/

United States Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/RSA/

United States Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical Programs and Initiatives
http://www.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13

Work Support
http://www.worksupport.com

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
http://www.wrpjobs.com

World Association Of Persons With Disabilities
http://www.wapd.org/
Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders
http://www.wemove.org

								
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