From the desk of Lisa Mathess, M.A., SHRM-CP, Principal Consultant, ADA Specialist
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is here, and this year’s theme is “#InclusionWorks.”
What started out as one week in 1945 has evolved and grown into a month-long observance celebrating America’s diverse workforce, specifically employees with disabilities.
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) encourages employers, schools, and unions to join in the festivities and provides marketing material, daily tips, and ideas and strategies to advance inclusion efforts. For more information or to download the NDEAM poster.
JAN resources are always available on various platforms that can be used as part of a diversity training, to stay up to date on changes within the ADA, or to educate on best practices. Those participating are urged to use the #InclusionWorks hashtag on social media platforms to share their efforts and show how their organization understands the value of fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce.