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Disability Awareness Day 2021

Every year, the Commission on Disability Issues, in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, holds Disability Awareness Day to celebrate inclusion for individuals with disabilities. Disability Awareness Day is an opportunity for the Commission on Disability Issues to recognize businesses and organizations within Anne Arundel County that provide employment opportunities or other opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the categories of accessibility, accommodation, employment, and public service. Each year the Commission on Disability Issues recognizes an honoree.

.The Save the Date card is rectangular with yellow flowers and green leaves in the upper right and lower left corners. In black letters, the Save the Date reads, “Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities and Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues. Underneath, there is bold, black text that reads the title of the event, “Disability Awareness Day,” with an exclamation point. Underneath the event title, centered in large, bold, and black text, are the words, “Save the Date.” Underneath this text reads, “October 21, 2021, at six in the evening.” There is a note that this is a virtual event. In red letters are further details that read, “Presentation of County Citations, Interactive Art Project, Entertainment, and Educational Resources.” In the lower right corner, a small, purple print reads, “Follow us on Facebook” with an exclamation point.


National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy. Browse our website for ideas and resources for employers, community organizations, state and local governments, advocacy groups, and schools to participate in celebrating NDEAM through events and activities centered around the theme of “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.”

The theme for NDEAM 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each year, the Commission on Disability Issues partners with the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities to recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations that promote inclusion by providing opportunities to individuals with disabilities. This year’s event will be held virtually on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

For specific ideas about how you can support National Disability Employment Awareness Month, visit

The poster is rectangular in shape with a deep rust color background. A cream-colored depiction of the United States and its territories spreads across the poster and is covered with illustrations of people of diverse races, sizes, and disabilities wearing colorful outfits. The 2021 NDEAM theme, America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion, is written in bold letters in the center of the map. Under the theme in smaller letters are the words National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Along the bottom (left to right) is the DOL logo, followed by ODEP’s logo, followed by the words Office of Disability Employment Policy United States Department of Labor. In the right lower corner is ODEP’s website,, with hashtagNDEAM underneath.


To learn more about Disability Awareness Day 2021 or RSVP, please get in touch with us at (410) 222-4383 or by email at [email protected].

Anyone needing special accommodations must contact Vickie Martin at (410) 222-4382 or email at [email protected] at least seven (7) days before the event. TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 711. All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.

This is a photo of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities logo. It is an oval shape with a black border. The letters in the border are white and read “Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.” There is a coat of arms in the middle of the oval on a white background. There is a red crown with three layers of red, yellow, and white. The red layer contains four white circles. The yellow layer has five black diamonds; the white layer has five black dots. Underneath the crown is a shield with four squares of alternating designs of black and yellow, zig-zag shapes, and a red and white cross.


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