National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)


Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. The theme for 2020 is "Increasing Access and Opportunity." 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 2019, The Arc’s Employment Services provided training and support to more than 450 individuals with disabilities and placed 88 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.”

For more information about The Arc of San Diego's Employment Services, click here. For information on how to hire someone with a disability, click here


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