October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Developmental Disabilities Administration

October 14, 2021


October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and 2021 marks 76 years of the United States recognizing workers with disabilities. 

It’s a time to celebrate the importance of a diverse workforce and the value individuals with disabilities bring to the workplace. This year’s theme is "America's Recovery: Powered by Inclusion."

Washington state continues to be a national leader in supporting individuals with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) to pursue competitive employment opportunities. Please see this attachment that includes exciting events and celebrations going on across the state throughout the month of October. 

To get involved see the below links:

To learn more about national events celebrating NDEAM and what you can do to promote hiring individuals with disabilities, check out the Department of Labor’s website.


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