Tag Archives: National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

NDEAM Quick Looks: Employment for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

During this last week of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we turn our attention to workers and job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Data from the National Core Indicators (PDF) suggest that people with IDD are less … Continue reading

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NDEAM Quick Looks: The Employment RRTCs

We continue our recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with a quick look at the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTCs) that focus the majority of their efforts on improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities. These … Continue reading

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NDEAM Quick Looks: Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

This October marks the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), designated by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor. The theme for 2020 is “Increasing Access and Opportunity.” Throughout the month we … Continue reading

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Can Work be Good for Your Health?

As we close out October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we are exploring the connection between employment and health. Some research has shown that being employed may have several health advantages for working-age people with disabilities, including access to healthcare … Continue reading

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Are You Hiring? VR Can Help!

Continuing our recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we are taking a look at how Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies can support people who do the hiring: employers, hiring managers, and human resources (HR) departments. People with disabilities who … Continue reading

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Peer Providers – How Your Experience Makes You Right for the Job

Being a peer provider can be a rewarding and challenging way to put your lived experience of disability or recovery to work! Continue reading

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Technology and the Inclusive Workforce

As we bring National Disability Employment Awareness Month to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect on the role of technology in building an inclusive workforce. On the one hand, almost every job requires some interaction with technology, from … Continue reading

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Employment and People with Disabilities: A Global Perspective

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), people with disabilities make up around 15%, of the world’s population. Of that 15%, about 80% are of working age, or about 1 billion people. However, people with disabilities frequently face attitudinal, physical, … Continue reading

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Forge Your Own Path – Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship

Did you know that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with disabilities are almost twice as likely to be self-employed than their peers without disabilities? Self-employment and entrepreneurship offer people with disabilities a viable path to economic independence, … Continue reading

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NDEAM 2017: Inclusion Drives Innovation

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! The Office of Disability Employment Policy selected “Inclusion Drives Innovation” as the theme for 2017. “Americans of all abilities must have access to good, safe jobs,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander … Continue reading

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