NDEAM 2022

This year we celebrated the 77th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This endeavor began in 1945 when Congress declared the 1st week in October as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” Progress on this endeavor continued when Congress decided to drop the word “physically” in the title to be more inclusive of those with mental health, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. Congress further developed this idea by expanding the initiative to include the entire month of October, and they changed the name to the present-day “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.”

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White Cane Safety Day

October 15, 2021

In 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed White Cane Safety Day as a national observance to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and to recognize the white cane which serves as a tool for independence. Ever since, Texas has been proud to recognize White Cane Day as an opportunity to celebrate the many ways those who are blind or visually impaired make our state a better place to live.

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NDEAM-2021

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021

The theme for NDEAM 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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