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National Disability Employment Awareness Month: October 2018

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Happy woman at sunset. A young girl in a wheelchair - back view

From the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy:

“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 2018 is ‘America’s Workforce: Empowering All’

“NDEAM's roots go back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year ‘National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.’ In 1962, the word ‘physically’ was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to ‘National Disability Employment Awareness Month.’”

Key Stats:

Source: 2015 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates.

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Note: The infographic above used statistics from the 2015 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates. Here are the six source tables for 2017:

More Stats:

From Census.gov › People and Households › Disability:

The Census Bureau collects data on disability primarily through the American Community Survey and the Survey of Income and Program Participation.


Source: 2014 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates.

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