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National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2019

NDEAM 2019 poster:

Celebrating Disability Inclusion for More than 70 Years

Reflecting a commitment to a robust and competitive American labor force, the 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is "The Right Talent, Right Now." 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 2019 NDEAM poster is available for downloading or to order.

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 timeline.

Poster from 1945: America Needs ALL of Us – Hire the Handicapped through State Employment Service Local Offices

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.

NDEAM 2019 poster:

PLAN NDEAM OBSERVANCES

2019 THEME: THE RIGHT TALENT, RIGHT NOW

The 2019 NDEAM theme emphasizes the essential role people with disabilities play in America’s economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are creating a high demand for skilled talent. Read the news release. Read the Presidential Proclamation.