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National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

Congress has designated October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The Office of Disability Employment Policy’s goal is to increase the public’s awareness of the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities. Efforts to educate the American public on issues related to disability and employment actually began in 1945 with Congress passing a law declaring the first week in October each year as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.” Although physical disabilities are often recognized, invisible disabilities are sometimes difficult to recognize or understand. Join the Todd Library in celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month and visit us to learn more about some of these “invisible” issues.

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