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Observances

Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month, as defined by the Law Library of Congress, "celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments in the workplace of men and women with disabilities and reaffirms the commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities to all citizens."

For legislation, Presidential Proclamations, and Executive Orders pertaining to this commemoration, visit the Law Library of Congress' National Disability Employment Awareness Month page.

General Resources for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Online Resources

Disability History: An Important Part of America's Heritage

Disability Etiquette  Prepared by the job Accommodation Network 

Guideposts for Success  The transition from youth to adulthood is challenging for almost every young person. This is particularly true for young people with disabilities. Yet, it is in those crucial transition-age years that a young person’s future can be determined. The Guideposts can help steer families, institutions, and youth themselves through the transition processes.

Building an Inclusive Workforce A Four-Step Reference Guide to Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Employees with Disabilities

ADA Library  Provides links to information from various government agencies regarding the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 and Title I through Title V.

 

Books at the SJR State Library about Disability History & Employment 

Books may be checked out by community patrons as well as SJR State students faculty and staff. If a title is located at another campus, the book may be sent to another campus upon request.  These titles provide general information about the topic. For books by or about individuals, specific events, or related subjects, search the Library catalog.

The Library's Annual Observances of National Disability Awareness Month