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October is Disability Awareness Month
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month - October 2014

In October, Americans observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month by paying tribute to the accomplishments of the men and women with disabilities whose work helps keep the nation's economy strong and by reaffirming their commitment to ensure equal opportunity for all citizens.

This effort to educate the public about the issues related to disability and employment began in 1945, when Congress enacted Public Law 176, declaring the first week of October each year as National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week. In 1962, the word "physically" was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. Some 25 years later, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Library of Congress and National Disaiblity Employment Awareness Month


Disability Awareness Month Events Calendar at FAU

FAU Libraries has resources to help you celebrate
Disability Awareness Month!

Florida Atlantic University will host its celebration of Disability Awareness with a series of events taking place at its multiple campuses.


Disability Resource Guide

Explore our new Disability Resource Guide 
for more information on 

  • Adaptive Equipment at FAU Libraries
  • Adaptive Resources at FAU
  • State and Local Resources
  • National Resources

About Disability Awareness Month

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