October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) .  This year's theme for NDEAM is "Increasing Access and Opportunity."  You can read the press release here.

What can you do to celebrate NDEAM? See the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) 31 Days of NDEAM slideshow for ideas.You can download the official poster, in both English and Spanish, and see DOL's NDEAM page here.  You can also learn about expanding apprenticeship opportunities for persons with disabilities here.

I hope you will join me this month in thinking about ways to increase access and opportunity for learners with disabilities in the workplace.  Feel free to share what your program is doing, as well as plans for the future.


Mike Cruse

Career Pathways Moderator