Monday, October 1, 2012

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 2012 is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This site also has many free resources for teachers to use to discuss the history of this topic as well as the current challenges. Please make use of these materials and share them with others. The United States Department of Labor also has a number of policy statements and ways you can help.


  1. I think that this is something that needs to get more publicity. Employers need to realize the value of workers with disabilities. We as a society have come along way in our treatment of people with disabilities but still have a long way to go. Places of employment need to see that even if they can give a person with disablities a portion of a job that it allows a person with disabilties to be a much needed part of society. This is a right that every human has to feel needed and appreciated.

  2. I agree. There are still some good programs to help support people in the workplace but many of these are getting cut. In bad economic times it is also much harder for people with disabilities to find jobs. The other piece is the fact that some may work part-time or even full-time but face the same issues as anyone else in terms of being able to sustain themselves. We have to look for a better balance in the system.