Episode 73 Resources: Do You Want a Job or a Career? Reflections on National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

Recording and Transcripts Episode 73 Resources: Do You Want a Job or a Career? Reflections on National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)



  • Social Distancing with Liz YouTbe Video
    Being social and connecting with each other is so important! Liz talks about what #SocialDistancing is and how to manage it during #COVID19. #Policy4All
    Source: Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
    Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW8XHNCG5FI

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Resources<

  • Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
    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."
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
    Link: dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/
  • Ideas: 31 Days of NDEAM
    What can you do to celebrate NDEAM? There are lots of ways! Check out these ideas for employers, educators, state and federal agencies, policymakers, unions, disability-related groups, and more.
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
    Link: dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/index-2019.htm
  • Beyond NDEAM: Year-Round Strategies for Advancing Disability Inclusion
    NDEAM activities don't have to end in October. These suggestions for year-round activities highlight the importance of including disability in all of your organization's diversity efforts.
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
    Link: dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/YearRound.htm
  • Official 2019 NDEAM Poster
    The poster is available for downloading or to order in English and Spanish.
    Order Online: orders.gpo.gov/odep.aspx
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
    Link: dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/2019english.htm
  • What Can YOU Do? Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE)
    CDE is a collaborative effort among several disability and business organizations that are working to change attitudes about disability and employment and promote full inclusion.
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
    Link: whatcanyoudocampaign.org/
    Follow CDE on Social Media: @CampaignforDisabilityEmployment - @CDETweets
    Hashtags: #NDEAM #RightTalentRightNow #ThanksToTheADA #WhatCanYouDo #ChooseToInclude
  • NDEAM Photo-Sharing Campaign
    To celebrate NDEAM, people with disabilities and others are encouraged to share photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #RightTalentRightNow. Visit the CDE website to learn more and find graphics you can use for your photo.
    Source: Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE)
    Link: whatcanyoudocampaign.org/join-the-movement/cde-photo-sharing-campaign/

Other Supporters of NDEAM

  • American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
    As a national cross-disability rights organization, AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the over 60 million Americans with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation.
    Link: aapd.com
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
    1-800-526-7234 (voice); 1-877-781-9403 (tty)
    They are a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities. In addition to tailored worksite accommodations, JAN counsels on related issues such as interviewing and testing, policy modification, professional education, and job-related travel. A service of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), JAN also educates about self-employment and small business ownership opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
    Link: askjan.org
  • National Organization on Disability (NOD)
    NOD focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 80 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. They promote the full participation and contributions of America’s 57 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life.
    Link: nod.org
  • National Business and Disability Council at the Viscardi Center
    This employer member organization is a useful resource for disability inclusion and best practices.
    Link: viscardicenter.org/nbdc
  • Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)
    EARN supports employers in their efforts to recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified individuals with disabilities.
    Link: askearn.org
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    A professional human resources membership association that promotes the profession and provides education, certification, and networking to its members.
    Link: shrm.org
  • DisabilityIN
    DisabilityIN empowers businesses to achieve disability inclusion and equality.
    Link: disabilityin.org

Also Mentioned in this Episode

  • Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All
    This weekly YouTube video series highlights current issues in disability policy. It is hosted by Liz Weintraub, a long-time disability advocate. Produced by AUCD.
    Source: YouTube
    Link: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEHWL7i0kECV8GSORs56oK7SP7GXHorOB
  • Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
    A national network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.
    Link: aucd.org
  • Georgia Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND)
    An interdisciplinary training program for future professionals, disability advocates, and family members.
    Source: Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University.
    Link: disability.publichealth.gsu.edu/programs/galend/
  • Transformation to Competitive Employment Act (Senate Bill 260)
    Bill description: To assist employers providing employment under special certificates issued under section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to transform their business and program models, to support individuals with disabilities to transition to competitive integrated employment, to phase out the use of such special certificates, and for other purposes. The bill was introduced in the Senate on January 29, 2019.
    Source: Congress.gov
    Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/260/text

Other Disability Employment Resources

  • ADA and Employment Rights Resource List (PDF)
    Source: Southeast ADA Center
    Link: adasoutheast.org/publications/resourcelists/ada_employment_disability_resources.pdf
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    The EEOC enforces the ADA and other federal laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace.  EEOC also provides oversight and coordination of all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and policies.
    Link: eeoc.gov
  • Fact Sheets & Publications: ADA and Employment from the ADA National Network
    Frequently used resources and research on ADA and employment.
    Source: ADA National Network
    Link: adata.org/topic/employment-ada-title-i
  • nTIDE Lunch & Learn Webinar Series
    On the first Friday of every month, together with the newest Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report, the nTIDE Lunch & Learn Webinar is broadcast live via the Zoom platform to share the latest employment data. It includes news and updates on disability employment, and other disability-related information and events. The archived webinars are available the following week as a video and as an audio-only download.
    Source: Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire
    Link: researchondisability.org/home/ntide
  • Videos: Employment & Access Matters [7 videos, YouTube, CC]
    Check out these 7 videos about ADA and employment issues.
    Source: ADA National Network
    Link: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZO3_HgN2tEx9dH6UzAc32K4QTRjkZQ1U

More ADA Live! Episodes on Employment Issues

Each archived episode includes an audio file, a transcript, and a list of useful resources.
Source: Southeast ADA Center


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