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Episode 110 Resources: Ensuring Equity in Employment: A Celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

Original Broadcast: October 5, 2022
Archive Episode 110: Ensuring Equity in Employment: A Celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

Contents

Guest: Wally Tablit, Senior Director of Policy and Workplace Development at RespectAbility

Host: Barry Whaley, Project Director at the Southeast ADA Center

RespectAbility
A diverse, disability-led nonprofit that works to create systemic change in how society views and values people with disabilities, and that advances policies and practices that empower people with disabilities to have a better future. They focus on change made by centering people with lived disability experience in leadership roles, ensuring authentic representation in entertainment and news media, advancing successful public policy, and pushing for faith-based and other inclusion. Website includes information in Spanish. Find Resources by Topic
Link: respectability.org
Resources: respectability.org/resources

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Resources

  • 2023 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
    This year’s theme “Advancing Access and Equity,” recognizes the vital role people with disabilities play in making the nation’s workforce diverse and inclusive. A Social Media Toolkit and other resources help employers and organizations plan and host NDEAM activities. Includes information in Spanish.
    Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
    Link: dol.gov/agencies/odep/initiatives/ndeam
  • Disability Mentoring Day (DMD)
    This annual event officially happens on the third Wednesday of October, but it has expanded to a year-round initiative.
    Source: American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
    Link: aapd.com/disability-mentoring-day
  • What Can You Do Campaign
    Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
    Link: whatcanyoudocampaign.org/celebrate-ndeam
  • NDEAM Resources
    Source:
    Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
    Link: dol.gov/agencies/odep/initiatives/ndeam
  • NDEAM Social Media Kit
    Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
    Link: dol.gov/agencies/odep/initiatives/ndeam/resources/social-media-kit
  • 31 Days of NDEAM
    Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
    Link: dol.gov/agencies/odep/initiatives/ndeam/ideas
  • Stats for Stories – National Disability Employment Awareness Month: October 2022
    Disability employment and other statistics.
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau
    Link: census.gov/newsroom/stories/disability-employment-awareness-month.html
  • NDEAM 2022 Blog Post and Resources
    Source: Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)
    Link: apse.org/ndeam-2022
  • Presidential Proclamation 2022
    Source: The White House
    Link: whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2022/09/30/a-proclamation-on-national-clean-energy-action-month-2022

Highlighted Resources for Employers and Employees

More resources for employers, employees, service providers, and job seekers are available in the section below, More ADA Live Podcasts and Resources on Disability Employment

  • About the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
    Signed into law in 2014, WIOA is designed to strengthen and improve our public workforce system and help Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, find high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers. Find Your WIOA State Plan
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
    Link: dol.gov/agencies/eta/workforce-investment/adult
    State Plan Link: wioaplans.ed.gov
  • Find Career One Stop Job Centers
    Information on these programs, including how to access them locally through an American Job Center, please visit the Career One-Stop website or call the Toll-Free help line at: 1-877-872-5627 or TTY: 1-877-889-5627. Services are designed to meet local needs and may vary from state to state. Some services have eligibility requirements. Be sure to check with your local American Job Center for details. The website also has a portal for information in Spanish.
    E-mail: info@careeronestop.org
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor
    Link: careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/AmericanJobCenters/find-american-job-centers.aspx
  • Career One Stop Resources for Workers with Disabilities
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor
    Link: careeronestop.org/ResourcesFor/WorkersWithDisabilities/workers-with-disabilities.aspx
  • Persons with a Disability – Labor Force Characteristics 2021 [PDF]
    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (February 24, 2022)
    Link: bls.gov/news.release/pdf/disabl.pdf
  • Resources for Job Seekers with Disabilities
    Source: RespectAbility
    Link: respectability.org/resources/Job-Seekers-Disabilities
  • Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)
    An organization that advances employment equity for people with disabilities.
    Link: apse.org
  • Employment First Map
    Use the map to find out how your state supports Employment First for people with disabilities.
    Source: Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)
    Link: https://apse.org/legislative-advocacy/employment-first/employment-first-map/
  • Source America
    Affiliated with Ability One, this resource for job seekers with disabilities and employers offers skills development, training workshops, mentoring, resume writing tools, a jobs board, and more.
    Link: jobboard.sourceamerica.org
  • Job Paths Network
    Connect with a network of job sites focusing on diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) – including veterans, individuals with disabilities, formerly incarcerated individuals, students, and more.
    Source: Source America
    Link: jobpaths.com/pages/network

Disability Employment Public Policy and Research

More ADA Live! Podcasts and Resources on Disability Employment

You can access all ADA Live! episodes with archived audio, accessible transcripts, and resources at ADAlive.org. Listen on the SoundCloud ADA Live! channel at soundcloud.com/adalive.
Source: Southeast ADA Center

Resources on Disability and Intersectionality

Find articles, books, and resources on the intersection of disability issues and other identities.
Source: RespectAbility