- Resources Mentioned in This Episode
- Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021
- Resources for Workers and Employers
- Will Fried, Fort Hays State University
- Trisha Baldwin, Visionworks, Inc.
- Eren Denburg Niederhoffer, Michael Kipniss of the Piedmont Group of Atlanta
- Jason Jones, University of Kentucky Human Development Institute
Resources Mentioned in This Episode
- Ed Roberts, The Father of the Independent Living Movement
Source: Independence Now
- Ed Roberts Campus
- Briggs & Associates
A Georgia employment agency that matches the abilities of people with disabilities to real jobs, then provides the support and training needed to ensure success for both the employee and employer.
- Sins Invalid
A disability justice-based arts and performance project.
An international leader in disability advocacy.
Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021
Throughout October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) promotes awareness of the employment and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities.
For information on disability employment and fostering a more inclusive workforce, visit the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
The theme for NDEAM 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- NDEAM Resources
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)
- What Can You Do Campaign
- NDEAM Resources
- NDEAM Social Media Kit
- NDEAM Poster
- 31 Days of NDEAM
- Stats for Stories – National Disability Employment Awareness Month: October 2021
Disability employment and other statistics.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
- NDEAM 2021 Blog Post and Resources
Source: Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)
- Presidential Proclamation
Source: The White House
Resources for Workers and Employers
- U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
- U.S. Department of Labor Job Corps Program
The largest free residential education and job training program for young adults ages 16–24.
- Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
A program of the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Career One Stop
For information about career services for workers and employers, laid-off worker assistance, and the location of One-Stop Career Centers call:
Toll-free number: 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627) or TTY: 1-877-889-5627
- Career One Stop Resources for Workers with Disabilities
- Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)
An excellent resource for both employers looking for workers and job seekers with disabilities. Check out their Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP). (Note: This website is being updated.)
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Comprehensive information about employing and retaining workers with disabilities, and for understanding your rights in the workplace.
(800) 526-7234 (Voice)
Live Chat is available online.
- Work Support
A web portal that highlights VCU-funded projects on disability employment.
Source: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
- The Work Site/Ticket to Work
Ticket to Work is free and voluntary program that supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries aged 18 through 64 who want to work.
Source: Social Security Administration
- Project SEARCH
A national and international network of programs to prepare young people with significant disabilities for success in competitive integrated employment.
- National Business & Disability Council
An employer organization and comprehensive resource for disability best practices.
- Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)
An organization that advances employment equity for people with disabilities.
- National Organization on Disability (NOD)
Their programs and services help companies realize the competitive advantages of hiring people with disabilities.
- National Telecommuting Institute, Inc.
Identifies and develops work-at-home jobs for home-based Americans who are physically disabled.
- Ability JOBS
This website helps job seekers with disabilities create and post résumés, and review job openings. It also allows employer members to post job openings and search the résumé database.