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National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022
October 1, 2022 12:00am
Location: Arkansas and Nationwide
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
October is NDEAM in Arkansas! Governor Hutchinson has issued a proclamation. The Council will be co-hosting a Proclamation reading with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services at the Capitol Rotunda on October 5th from 10 AM to Noon to kickoff NDEAM 2022 in Arkansas.
Join us all month long in advocating for the competitive, integrated employment of people with disabilities.
Use the hashtag #NDEAM on social media.
Employers and Hiring Managers: NDEAM is a great time to start practicing inclusive hiring! Here are some resources to help you understand related issues and implement steps to foster a disability-inclusive workplace:
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)
National Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Arkansas Association of People Supporting Employment First (AR APSE)
The Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities Arkansas believes that all Arkansans should have the opportunity for competitive, integrated employment.
What does competitive, integrated employment mean?
Competitive, integrated employment means a full-time or part-time job (with or without supports) in the competitive labor force, in a physically/functionally/socially integrated setting, paying at least minimum wage but not less than the customary wage for the same or similar work performed by workers without a disability, and offering a level of employer-paid benefits that are the same or similar as offered to workers without a disability.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is an annual, month-long event which celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. NDEAM also celebrates employers who practice inclusive hiring.
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