Every October since 1945 the contribution of American workers with disabilities has been celebrated. What started as "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week" was expanded by Congress in 1988 and is now known as "National Disability Employment Awareness Month" (NDEAM). NDEAM is a national campaign that aims to raise awareness of the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. This year’s NDEAM theme is “Expect. Employ. Empower.”
You can find out more about NDEAM, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) and many more topics on the Office of Disability Employment Policy’s website.
Did you know that Disability Support Services (DSS) here at Green River Community College assists over 600 students each year with p
- identify and develop reasonable classroom accommodations
- to ensure equal opportunity and access of academic and professional goals
- to promote an accessible community where students with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in college programs and activities.