October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Since 1988, October has been National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The month was created to celebrate the contributions disabled individuals have made to the workforce.

This year’s theme is “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?” and the Department of Labor has posted ideas people can use to get involved. Past years have focused on themes such as “Profit by Investing in Workers with Disabilities” and “Americans with Disabilities: Ready for the Global Workforce.”

National Disability Employment Awareness Month’s aim is to highlight that people who are living with disabilities can, and do, make significant contributions towards sustaining economic growth.

Sadly, some disabilities are severe enough preclude a person from working. If you are living with a disability that prevents you from working, you may be able to seek disability benefits. If you would like to learn more, contact the long-term disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633.