NDEAM Ideas

David SpearsAs we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) held each October, we do so to celebrate contributions made by workers that have a disability and also to educate the community about disability related issues. Although this is highlighted during the month of October each year, it’s really ongoing throughout the whole year and there are some things your organization or group can do to participate in NDEAM. Continue reading “NDEAM Ideas”

A Texas-Style NDEAM

David SpearsDisability Employment Awareness Month has been celebrated in Texas each October since 1999. The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities produces a colorful poster for display in businesses, government offices and schools. The posters are intended to spark a conversation about employment of people with disabilities. Continue reading “A Texas-Style NDEAM”

National Disability Employment and Awareness Month (NDEAM)

David SpearsThe month of October is a time to recognize and celebrate how workers with a disability add to the strong and inclusive labor force here in America. NDEAM has been celebrated for more than 70 years and continues to be a driving force to the value of inclusion and disability awareness. This year’s theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All” which hints at how inclusion empowers the workforce and individuals as well. Continue reading “National Disability Employment and Awareness Month (NDEAM)”

Inclusion Drives Innovation

David SpearsIn last week’s blog, we introduced this year’s theme for National Disability Awareness Month (NDEAM), “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” I think most people agree with that statement. Inclusion and innovation are buzzwords we hear often and of course every organization includes similar wording within their mission statement; but what exactly does it mean? Continue reading “Inclusion Drives Innovation”