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.
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 www.dol.gov/NDEAM.
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.