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Atlantic Cape recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

10/28/2021 | Media Contact: Claire Sylvester | (609) 343-4933
Juliana Torres, Specialist, Center For Accessibility, stands next to an information table

For the month of October, at the Mays Landing Campus, the Atlantic Cape Community College Center for Accessibility provided information regarding National Disability Employment Awareness Month. 

The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) aims to improve education, training and employment opportunities and outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits. 

Held annually, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is led by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, but it's true spirit lies in the many observances held at the grassroots level across the nation every year. 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.

Employers of all sizes and in all industries are encouraged to participate in NDEAM. Browse the Department of Labor’s website for ideas and resources for employers, community organizations, state and local governments, advocacy groups and schools to participate in celebrating NDEAM through events and activities centered around the theme of “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.”

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