NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH 2019

Reflecting a commitment to a robust and competitive American labor force, 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 Event Listings



Resources

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) dates back to 1945. Learn more at www.dol.gov/ndeam

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides information for employers and individuals to determine effective accommodation? Learn more at https://askjan.org/a-to-z.cfm

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has a free, comprehensive online Workplace Accommodation Toolkit for employers providing guidance and resources for developing or updating accommodation policies and processes while leveraging the best proven practices available.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) lists many accommodation suggestions for individuals with mental illness. See more at https://askjan.org/disabilities/Mental-Health-Impairments.cfm

Individual Placement Support (IPS) can help individuals with disabilities find and keep meaningful jobs. Learn more at https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2017/Work-is-Recovery

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) supports employers in their efforts to recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified individuals with disabilities. http://www.askearn.org/

Are you eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation Services? Find out at https://www.dor.ca.gov/Home/EmploymentServices

Californians with disabilities can find FREE resources for devices that may provide assistance at work. Learn more at www.abilitytools.org/

In California, Independent Living Centers (ILCs) serve people of all ages with any disability. Find your local ILC: https://www.calsilc.ca.gov/independent-locator

Did you know: Young Californians with disabilities (ages 16-28) can connect with other youth AND get resources on employment at https://yodisabledproud.org/resources/index.php