Michael Alston, Director
Office of Equity and Diversity
910 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
October is NDEAM:
National Disability Employment
The Office of Equity and Diversity and the ADA Advisory Committee, would like acknowledge that UTHSC takes pride in fostering equal access and fair opportunity in the workforce, by capitalizing on the talent, skills, and rich diversity of all of employees. Therefore, we would like to recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) by bringing disability awareness to the UTHSC campus.
What is NDEAM?
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is recognized nationwide each October, by the U.S. Department of Labor. This has been accomplished, by assisting employer and advocacy groups, to plan events that educate the public and highlight the skilled abilities of job seekers and working Americans who have disabilities.
In an effort to integrate disability awareness in the workplace, Congress enacted a law, declaring the first week of October "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week" in 1945. In 1962, the word "physically" was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988 congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to "National Disability Employment Awareness Month."
- October 10th Class in the Madison Plaza Lobby C-1 from 1:30pm-2:30pm: Ouch That Phrase Hurt - Disability Etiquette on Affirmative and Negative Words. Madison Plaza Conference Room C-1.
- October 20, 2012 Vision Walk starting Saturday at 9:00am in Overton Park: Join our team ISEEatUTHSC as we walk to help promote a cure in sight!! For more information on Vision Walk visit: VisionWalk Fundraising Program on YouTube.
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 11:30am-1:00pm: Disability Obstacle Course in the Madison Plaza.