October: National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Inclusion Drives Innovation
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The purpose of NDEAM is to educate people about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities.
This year’s theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” According to U.S. Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, “Americans of all abilities must have access to good, safe jobs. Smart employers know that including different perspectives in problem-solving situations leads to better solutions. Hiring employees with diverse abilities strengthens their business, increases competition, and drives innovation.”
Disability Network couldn’t agree more! We believe that disabilities positively affect and enhance the diversity of our community and workforce. In fact, our organization is led by a staff and board made up mostly of people with disabilities
Take a look at these resources on how inclusion can drive innovation!