NDEAMNational Disability Employment Awareness Month (October; US Department of Labor)
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In 2001, ODEP was established and formally began selecting the NDEAM theme.
Thanks to increased awareness raised by NDEAM and protections afforded by the ADA, our nation has made a great deal of progress in ensuring equal opportunities and access for people with disabilities in all aspects of life, including employment.
As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of NDEAM and the 25 th anniversary of the ADA, let's continue to work together to build upon the progress we've made.
In 1988, the federal legislature expanded the week to a month and changed the name to NDEAM.
When the department established ODEP in 2001, the agency assumed responsibility for NDEAM.
As we continue to diversify our workforce, let us use this year's NDEAM theme as a guiding light to strengthen our commitment to true diversity.
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) manages NDEAM and works to expand its reach and scope.
Each October is NDEAM by congressional designation.
Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) leads planning NDEAM activities and materials to increase public awareness of the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities.
Department of Labor--the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)--but continues with NDEAM.