October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month is 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 "America’s Workforce: Empowering All"
Iowans with Disabilities in Action is a nonpartisan, statewide initiative dedicated to generating greater civic and political participation among people with disabilities.
Collectively, Iowans with disabilities could make up one of the state’s largest blocs of influence; however, research shows that a lack of confidence, apathy and other barriers prevent thousands from engaging in advocacy.
Matching Jobs, People with Disabilities in Iowa
Play Audio in Browser Window DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa's unemployment rate is so low there are too many jobs and not enough people – a…Read More
Narrowing the Gap: Connecting Food Industry Employers and Iowans with Disabilities
Disability Rights Iowa is partnering with a number of central Iowa agencies to promote Narrowing the Gap: Connecting Food Industry Employers and…Read More
Iowans with Disabilities in Action Join Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Aware
(Des Moines, IA) — October 1, 2018 — Iowans with Disabilities in Action today announced its participation in…Read More
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Iowans with Disabilities in Action is a project of the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council. The DD Council is a federally funded state agency that advocates for the development of services and supports so that Iowans with developmental disabilities can make choices and take control of their lives. Visit the DD Council website to learn more.
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