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National Disability Employment Awareness Month: October 2019

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Presidential Proclamation 2018


From the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy:

“Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. The theme for 2019 is ‘The Right Talent, Right Now.’

“NDEAM's roots go back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year ‘National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.’ In 1962, the word ‘physically’ was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to ‘National Disability Employment Awareness Month.’ ”

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Source: 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates.   

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From Census.gov > Topics > Health > Disability:

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Source: 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates. 

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