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National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

The Governor’s Council on Disability celebrates October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with this virtual display, providing information and resources to raise awareness about the importance of workplace inclusion of people with disabilities.

Please join us by recognizing the importance of the contributions of people with disabilities to the workforce, and learning about disability history and awareness.

2023 NDEAM Theme: Advancing Access and Equity

The theme for NDEAM 2023, "Advancing Access and Equity", recognizes the importance of ensuring people with disabilities have equal opportunity to prepare for and succeed in employment.

National Disability Employment awareness month and advancing access and equity poster. Celebrating 50 years of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Background & History of NDEAM

National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates the ingenuity people with disabilities bring to America's workplaces. Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present and showcases supportive, inclusive policies and practices that benefit employees and employers alike.

Missouri celebrates NDEAM

2023 NDEAM Poster

Ideas to celebrate NDEAM

Employment Resources for Missourians with disabilities:

Other Resources:

Public Service Announcement Campaigns:

Please visit for downloadable versions of the Campaign for Disability Employment’s television PSAs:

  • Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do?
  • I Can
  • Because
  • Who I Am
  • Working Works