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Disability Employment Awareness Month
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Disability Employment Awareness Month

Observed each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. NDEAM is led by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, but lies in the observances held at organizations across the nation every year. During the annual observance of NDEAM in U.S. National Poultry Research Center (USNPRC), we invite a couple of speakers with stories that Americans with disabilities have made to the culture of our country.


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Following is the list of invited speakers in this and previous years.


o  Owning Otherness by Claudia Gordon (Recorded video)
o  Mainstreaming Disability by Dylan Alcott (Recorded video)


o   Inclusion Makes the World More Vibrant (Recorded video)
o   Disability (Recorded video)


o   Computer/Electronic Accommodation Program (CAP)
o   Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
o   Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP). 


o   Individuals with disabilities (Recorded videos)


o   Four USDA employees at USNPRC on parenting children with disability


o   Karas Lauren (presenting) and Frances Vhay: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy


o   Charlie Miller: Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

o   Stacey Gardenhire, Georgia Advocacy Office


o   Laura Whitaker: Extra Special People (ESP)

o   Tarin M. Tripp: Director of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services at Advantage Behavioral Health Systems.


o   Madge Williams: Canine Assistants Program


o   Athens-Clarke Country Citizen Advocacy: Citizen Advocacy recruits, matches and offers support to local citizens who enter into unpaid, one-to-one relationships with their fellow Athenians who have developmental disabilities.

o   Good Roots: Through Good Roots and the Micro-Enterprise Program of Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living, folks with significant disabilities are starting vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings in their homes in rural Georgia.


o   Dr. Gerri Wolfe: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults