National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2020

October 2020

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! The purpose of NDEAM is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s NDEAM theme is “Increasing Access and Opportunity”.

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has provided a range of resources to help employers and other organizations plan NDEAM. Resources include the official poster, sample articles, a press release, proclamation, and social media content.

Each year, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, is led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), but the true spirit lies in the many observances held at the grassroots level across the nation every year. Employers of all sizes and in all industries are encouraged to participate in NDEAM. Please join the YES! Center as we celebrate the achievements of workers with disabilities and continue to promote access to competitive, integrated, employment for all!

NDEAM Activities

Three Part Webinar Series

Please join the YES! Center for a three-part webinar series, Technology, Communications & Employment for Youth with Disabilities, on October 15th, 22nd, and 29th as we explore various approaches for infusing technological solutions into strategies for supporting individuals with significant disabilities live their best lives through employment, independent living, and full participation in the community. 


Be sure to check out our new podcasts where we will interview some of our nation’s most prominent leaders in pushing disability employment systems change efforts!


Our blog will feature stories of self advocates sharing their journeys to employment. These individuals will talk about their experiences in finding jobs and in participating in the workforce.


Also on the blog, read all about the innovative strategies the Partnerships in Employment (PIE) grantees funded by the Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Disabilities are deploying to promote employment systems-change efforts in their states.