National Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration Continues

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and with two weeks left in the month there is still plenty of time to celebrate at work, at home and in your community. Visit the NDEAM pages on the website of the Office of Disability Employment Policy to view the 2013 Presidential Proclamation, get ideas from the “What you CAN do!” calendar, and utilize the Resource Toolbox. Remember to tell us about your NDEAM activities on the Campaign for Disability Employment website!

LEAD Center Issues Quarterly LEAD On! Newsletter

The LEAD On! newsletter highlights news and innovations in employment, policy and economic advancement for adults with disabilities. The LEAD Center is a collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations led by National Disability Institute with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. The LEAD Center is dedicated to advancing sustainable individual and systems-level change to improve competitive, integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency for adults across the spectrum of disabilities.

Job Accommodation Network Announces 2013/2014 Webinar Series

Registration for the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) 2013/2014 Monthly Webcast Series is now open. The Series will focus on accommodation solutions and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With guest speakers peppered throughout the year, JAN experts and guests will present one hour trainings on accommodations for epilepsy, fragrance sensitivity, and those who use personal assistants as workplace accommodations; current events in accommodation; low cost solutions; self-employment strategies; and the employment provisions of the ADA. It’s free and will fill to capacity quickly so register now!

Employer Assistance and Resource Network Releases EARN|Exchange Blog: What Disability Inclusive Practices & Policies Do Employers Implement?

This EARN|Exchange blog addresses ways that employers can implement inclusive HR practices and policies as they look to increase their hiring and retention of employees with disabilities. The article highlights recent research by Cornell University in collaboration with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) that provides insights for employers about inclusive practices implemented by their peers and competitors.

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