October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) initiative is to raise awareness of the issues those with disabilities are faced with as well as to celebrate  the contributions of American workers with disabilities. This years “Expect. Employ. empower.”

The beginning of NDEAM dates back to 1945 when the first initiative made by Congress was through the in-statement of a law honoring the first week of October as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” Seventeen years later, in 1962 the word physically was removed to be more inclusive for those with all types of disabilities. But the initiative didn’t start  end there, in 1988 Congress increased awareness by dedicating a month as National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

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