October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

National Disability Employment Month posterThe Right Talent, Right Now

Held every October, NDEAM is a fitting time to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The 2019 NDEAM theme is “The Right Talent, Right Now.”

NDEAM is led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), but its true spirit lies in the many observances held at the grassroots level across the nation every year. The Campaign for Disability Employment encourages organizations of all sizes and in all industries to participate in NDEAM.

Here are some resources to learn more and take part in this exciting effort. We've especially included resources related to mental health issues:

Mental Health on the Job: Video Tip Series for Employers & Employees

Presented by Pacific Southwest MHTTC

Pacific Southwest MHTTC's 3-minute video tip series offers practical tips and key considerations to support employees with mental health conditions and their employers with job searching, recruiting and hiring, and workplace accommodations.

For Employees & Job Seekers:

Dealing with Mental Health at Work: Part 1 - Finding a Job & Job Resources

Dealing with Mental Health at Work: Part 2 - Getting What You Need to Do Your Job

For Employers: 

Mental Health on the Job Part 1: Tips and Strategies for Employers

Mental Health on the Job Part 2: Providing Accommodations


Resources from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (US Department of Labor)

History, Resources, and Ways to Observe NDEAM

Ideas for Educators and Youth Service Professionals

Ideas for Employers and Employees


Resources from Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (ACR)

Do I Tell My Boss?: Disclosing My Mental Health Condition at Work

WIOA: New Law Helps Youth & Young Adults Get Jobs – What Families Need to Know

Supporting Employment for Young Adults Living with Mental Health Conditions


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