The purpose of this awareness month is to ensure that people with disabilities are fully involved in their communities and have full access to appropriate employment. It also celebrates the contributions persons with disabilities have made to their workplaces and the economy.
The US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has made a list of 31 activities for Disability Employment Awareness Month, one for each day. Some are activities for employers, others for educators or for use in social media. Check them out here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/odep/initiatives/ndeam/ideas/day-1.
During the month of October, Virtual Ability will celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month on its blog and Facebook pages with articles and tips about education and employment. Be watching for this useful information.