National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Keystone is a strong supporter of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces 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.

Keystone is proud to be a part of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We want to spread the important message that a strong workforce is one inclusive of the skills and talents of all individuals, including individuals with disabilities.

 

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