National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2018
Celebrating Disability Inclusion for More than 70 Years
Reflecting a commitment to a robust and competitive American labor force, the 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. The official 2018 NDEAM poster will be available for downloading and to order in hard copy soon.
LEARN ABOUT NDEAM'S HISTORY
NDEAM dates back to 1945, when Congress declared the first week in October "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." Learn more about the origins and evolution of NDEAM and other important events in disability employment history in our interactive timeline.
GET NDEAM MATERIALS
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
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:
NDEAM 2018 THEME: America’s Workforce: Empowering All
The 2018 NDEAM theme was developed with input from a range of organizations with which ODEP partners. Read the news release.