Yesterday President Obama announced new initiatives for National Disability Employment Awareness Month. These include job fairs, Town Hall meetings, creation of a task force, and the use of training and potential employer education on hiring practices related to employees with disabilities.
We as members of the disability community can participate as well. Networking with members of our community who are looking for jobs, mentoring those who are starting out in our field and helping to foster a work environment that is more welcoming to those with disabilities are a few things we can do.
We can also support these initiatives and promote others which address the sorry state of employment of people with disabilities.