This year the theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.”
#BetterTogether is brought to you by the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month or NDEAM. “A strong workforce is the sum of many parts, and disability has always been a key part of the equation,” said Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy Taryn M. Williams. “People with disabilities make up a wonderfully multifaceted group. By recognizing the full complexion of our community, we can ensure our efforts to achieve disability inclusion are, in fact, truly inclusive.”(dol.gov)
What Can You & Your Company Do During NDEAM?
The U.S. Department of Labor offers advice and tips for not only celebrating NDEAM this month, but focusing on inclusion all year long.
- Review national policy as well as company policy
- Train supervisors and educate employees
- Provide a display in common break areas
- Establish an employee network to connect employees with others and support their needs
- Feature NDEAM on social media
The Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities (TuscBDD) has resources for children and adults with developmental disabilities. TuscBDD provides Early Intervention for children birth to three years old, Service and Support Administration for people of all ages, family support services, family mentorship, and more! To learn more about these services and others, visit TuscBDD online at www.tuscbdd.org or call them at (330) 308-7173.