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Facts and figures tell only one part of the story. These profiles and news feature people with disabilities in the workplace — including their reliability, skills, contributions, and the low-cost of reasonable accommodations.
In My Work...
- Advocate at the Center for Independent Living
- Bureau Chief, Office of Family and Consumer Affairs
- Executive Assistant, IBM Corporation
- Executive Director of the Alliance of Disability Advocates
- Katrina Survivor and Successful Peer Counselor
- Outreach Training Coordinator
- Special Projects Coordinator, LIFE/RUN CIL
- Tale of Two Employers
Work in Action
- She's a 'phenomenal' kindergarten teacher's assistant. [external link]
- Master's degree in Architecture from University of Kentucky [external link]
- Basketball manager and student at Syracuse University [external link]
- Broadcaster for White Sox [external link]
- Graduate of Harvard Law School [external link]
- Lawyer hired by Google [external link]
- Nurse working on the frontline [external link]
- Rhodes Scholar thrives with service dog's help [external link]
Each October this national campaign promotes awareness of the employment and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities.
- NDEAM Resource Toolbox [external link]
- Disability & Employment Timeline [external link]
- Ideas to Celebrate NDEAM [external link]
The third Wednesday of October during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and expanded to year-round - to promote career development for students with disabilities and job-seekers with disabilities through hands-on career exploration and ongoing mentoring.
At work, it's what people CAN do that matters.
A collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities. The goal is to change misperceptions and encourage job opportunities, share inclusive practices, become mentors, and raise awareness that people with disabilities are able to work and that their talents and abilities positively impact business and can improve their profitability.
- "Who I Am" [external link] showcases individuals who are not defined by their disabilities.
- "Because" [external link] features mentors and role models who inspire success for individuals with disabilities.
- "I Can" [external link] highlights what people with disabilities "can" do at work and the value that they bring.
- What Can YOU Do? Tool Kit [external link] includes posters, web and print ads, logos, and other information.