In honor of National Disability Awareness Month, NBDC wants to assist your company in strengthening its diversity and inclusion practices.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) — and fast approaching. Observed annually, the goal of NDEAM is to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of employees with disabilities, and to educate employers about the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has declared “Inclusion Drives Innovation” as the theme this year.
With the countdown to NDEAM underway, the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center would like to help your company devise a plan for a disability mentoring day to celebrate NDEAM. NBDC and our Employment Services Unit can help you develop a strategy and plan for a successful NDEAM mentoring event this October. We can discuss including the following at your disability mentoring day event:
- Company overview
- Introduction to your industry
- Tour of facility
- One-on-one mentoring
- Explanation of recruitment process
- Discuss positions available at your company
- Resume and interview workshops
- Share disability initiatives at your company
- Provide professional pictures for LinkedIn pagev
- Social media campaign
- Public relations campaign
- Lunch & Learn
As “Inclusion Drives Innovation” is the theme, you’ll want to ensure the entire event is accessible for all. The NBDC team can assist with sign-language interpreters and document accessibility, as well as ensuring the event location can easily be accessed by everyone interested in attending.
To learn more about how we can help you promote workplace inclusion this fall, contact Colleen Crispino at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-465-1480.
About The Viscardi Center
Founded by Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., who served as disability advisor to eight U.S. Presidents and became one of the world’s leading advocates, The Viscardi Center educates, employs and empowers people with disabilities. It provides K-12 education, school-to-work youth transition services, vocational training, career counseling and employment placement, assistive technology, and adapted driver education to children, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of disabilities. The Viscardi Center also assists businesses in diversifying their workforces, and developing and advancing disability inclusive cultures in their workplaces.