National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)


October is celebrated as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This is one of the most important months of the year to The Arc of San Diego, as it is a special time that serves as a reminder to the community that people with disabilities are capable, contributing members of our workforce. 

The Arc recognizes that, while people with disabilities make many significant contributions in the workplace, they are too often overlooked or undervalued by job recruiters and hiring managers. By offering diverse and comprehensive employment support services, The Arc of San Diego strives to significantly raise awareness and increase job placement and vocational training opportunities. In 2018, The Arc’s Employment Services provided training and support to more than 400 individuals with disabilities and placed 110 people in jobs of their choice throughout San Diego County. Our efforts are strengthened by partnerships with over 100 local businesses, municipalities and government agencies that employ individuals with disabilities and support their desire to achieve full inclusion and independence not just in the workplace but in all aspects of their community.

“We are especially proud of the strides we have made towards inclusion in the workforce over the past year,” said Anthony J. DeSalis, President & CEO. “It is essential that we not only empower every member of our community with the opportunity to make a living, but provide them with the tools necessary to achieve their career goals. National Disability Employment Awareness Month serves as a reminder of the benefits of inclusion for employees and employers not just in October but all year long.”

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NDEAM 2018


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