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Capitol Correspondence - 10.07.19

Don’t Miss These National Disability Employment Awareness Month Resources!

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has regularly proclaimed the month of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). In July, DOL announced that this year’s theme is “the right talent, right now.” For the convenience of our readers, we have compiled resources on employment topics offered by disability organizations.

 ABLE National Resource Center webinar:

October 24: Supporting Employment for Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities: How ABLE Accounts and SSA Work Incentives Can Help!

RespectAbility webinar series:

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) video series:

NDRN will release a new video each week for the month of October. In their words: “It is our sincere hope that each video will leave you with an understanding of the multitude of talents, skills and knowledge that individuals with disabilities bring to the workplace every day.” Access the videos and stories here.

Bonus resource for readers in the D.C. area – October 28 Congressional briefing:

“Please join the Collaboration to Promote Self Determination and the National Council on Disability for a Congressional briefing to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month and learn about the successes of people with disabilities transitioning to competitive integrated employment.  The briefing will be held on Monday, October 28th from 10-11:30 am in Rayburn Room 2261.  Full information is available here.  RSVPs and requests for accommodations here.”