MY LIFE MAGAZINE - Fall 2022
By Leah Alexander
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) takes place each October. It celebrates the many contributions of Americans with disabilities. This year’s theme is “Disability: Part of the Equity
NDEAM also educates the public about disability employment issues. Its history began in 1945, when Congress declared the first week in October “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, Physically Handicapped was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of people with all types of disabilities.
In 1988, Congress extended the recognition from a week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.