Disability Employment Awareness Month

Governor Pat McCrory has signed a proclamation declaring October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in North Carolina.  The theme for 2013 is “Because We Are Equal to the Task.”

Recognition of Disability Employment began as National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week in 1945.  In 1988, Congress changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Ten years later, in 1998, there was a national task force established in order to reduce employment barriers for people with disabilities and by 2000 the model workplace that provides reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities was being promoted.

We are fortunate to live and work in North Carolina; our state recognizes that people with disabilities have the right to maximize their potential and the NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services has helped numerous individuals with disabilities reach their career goals.

Please join the our Governor in recognizing and celebrating the potential of disabled individuals and encourages everyone to work toward their full integration into the workforce and community!