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NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH - October 2013

Because We Are EQUAL To The Task

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. The theme for 2013 is "Because We Are EQUAL to the Task."

NDEAM's roots go back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." In 1962, the word "physically" was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to "National Disability Employment Awareness Month."

 

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University of Nebraska at Omaha

Office of Equity, Access & Diversity

Eppley Administration Building, Second Floor, Room 207B

6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182-0263

Phone (402) 554-3490, Fax (402) 554-3490