2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is "The Right Talent, Right Now." Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. NDEAM traces its beginnings to 1945.  The official 2019 NDEAM poster is available for downloading in English and Spanish.  

What can YOU do to celebrate NDEAM? There are lots of ways! To get started, see our 31 Days of NDEAM slideshow.  ODEP offers a range of resources to help organizations plan NDEAM observances sample articles, a press release, proclamation and social media content.

How will your organization observe NDEAM?




The Career Pathways Advancement Project (CPAP) is designed for Nebraska vocational rehabilitation (VR) clients to explore and access opportunities to advance in their employment.

Through a combination of classroom and on-the-job training, clients earn the recognized postsecondary credentials required for advancement within a specific industry. CPAP provides employers access to a group of potential employees with the required and relevant skills.

Focused outreach to 2,000 successfully employed Nebraska VR clients from the last four years seeks to upskill/backfill positions within the high-demand industries. Learn more about Nebraska's VR programs building career paths for its residents with disabilities.