October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Ward
Special to GUIDON

Throughout October, we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month to honor the skills and talents that workers with disabilities bring to our workplaces.

This year’s theme “Inclusion Works” reminds us we must join together as a team of teams to accomplish our mission and leverage all capabilities our community.

NDEAM is a nationwide campaign, sponsored by the United States Department of Labor, that raises awareness about disability employment issues and honors the many diverse contributions of American  workers with disabilities.

NDEAM traces its history to 1945, when Congress declared the first week in October “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.”

In 1962, the word “physically” was deleted to acknowledge the needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to…     Read More...