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St Francis House today announced its participation in 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.
This year’s theme is “Increasing Access and Opportunity” Reflecting that, throughout the month, St Francis House has been engaging in a variety of activities to educate employees and guests on disability employment issues and its commitment to inclusive work culture. These efforts include the distribution of educational materials, informational sessions, and the continued work of our Workforce Development Department’s efforts to increase access to income maximization through asset development and vocational rehabilitation counseling.
“St Francis House is proud to be a part of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month,” said President and CEO Karen LaFrazia. “We want to spread the important message that we value everyone, including individuals with disabilities. “
Employers and employees in all industries can learn more about how to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month and ways they can promote its messages — during October and throughout the year — by visiting www.dol.gov/NDEAM