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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

This month is all about celebrating the contributions people with disabilities bring to our workplaces and economy.

So many of the individuals we support work out in the community, many of them at day programs. So recognizing this day means a lot to us. This year’s theme is America’s Recovery: Powered by  Inclusion, which highlights how important it is that we ensure people with disabilities continue to have access to employment and community involvement, even during this pandemic.

To honor the day, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and DEED Commissioner Steve Grove addressed the community in these online videos.

Tim Walz’s Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaqMBonMM0Q

Commissioner Deed’s Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=f69cEMlu5Vw

Additionally, The Arc Minnesota shared CareerForce’s website with events and resources available to honor this special day. You can visit their website here:

Events: www.careerforcemn.com/national-disability-employment-awareness-month-events
Resources: www.careerforcemn.com/national-disability-employment-awareness-month