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National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2015


National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2015 poster

Celebrating 70 Years!
1945-2015

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a time to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. The theme for this year — which marks 70 years since the first observance — is "My Disability is One Part of Who I Am."





LEARN ABOUT NDEAM'S HISTORY


GET NDEAM MATERIALS


This year is the 70th anniversary of NDEAM and 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn more about these and other important events in disability employment history in our interactive timeline.

ODEP offers a range of resources to help organizations plan NDEAM observances, including not only the official poster in English and Spanish, but also sample articles, a press release, proclamation and social media content.

PLAN NDEAM OBSERVANCES


NDEAM 2015 & THE "WHO I AM" PSA


What can YOU do to celebrate NDEAM? There are lots of ways! To get started, see our 31 Days of NDEAM slideshow or our ideas for employers, educators and youth service professionals, associations and unions, disability related organizations and federal agencies.

This year's NDEAM theme stems from the Campaign for Disability Employment's Who I Am" PSA, which features nine people with disabilities sharing the many ways they describe themselves, including their occupations. "Who I Am" is currently airing nationwide.