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Nominate a Disability Employment Champion of Change

September 9, 2014

The White House is now accepting nominations for Champions of Change for disability employment. The Champions of Change award honors individuals across the nation who provide innovative employment opportunities for workers with disabilities, including workers with significant disabilities. Nominees will be invited to the White House to celebrate their accomplishments and showcase their efforts to ensure that individuals with significant disabilities have a fair shot at succeeding in the workforce.

People with disabilities, including significant disabilities, have the skills and talent to make meaningful contributions within America’s workplaces. Advancing employment opportunities and expectations for people with disabilities strengthens not only our economy, but also our society. Nominees may include small business owners who have lead efforts to hire workers with disabilities; managers who have developed effective workplace initiatives for people with disabilities; entrepreneurs with significant disabilities who have established successful businesses; leaders who have disclosed hidden disabilities and have initiated efforts to educate others about employment of people with disabilities; and partnerships between employers and governments that have developed effective collaborative initiatives focused on increasing competitive integrated employment.

The deadline for nominations is midnight on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

To make a nomination, go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/champions/nominate


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