Washington D.C., Oct. 4 – Gov. Scott Walker has declared October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Wisconsin. “The engagement of Wisconsin businesses is key to a workforce system that encourages the full participation of all individuals who want to work,” Walker stated. Throughout this month, Walker’s mission is to encourage people with disabilities to [click to continue...]
Washington D.C., Oct. 4 – Gov. Jim Justice has declared October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in West Virginia. “We commend all persons are committed to and work towards enhancing employment opportunities for people with disabilities,” Justice stated. The proclamation goes on to discuss key state efforts to support and empower West Virginians with disabilities. [click to continue...]
Washington D.C., Oct. 4 – Gov. Greg Abbott has declared October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Texas. “The often used slogan for the Lone Star State’s approach to commerce is that ‘Texas is wide open for business,’” Abbott announced. “This openness and dedication to inclusivity has been a major part of the foundation for [click to continue...]
Pierre, S.D. Oct. 4 – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in South Dakota. “The purpose of the month is to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities and educate the public about disability employment issues,” he stated. Through various activities in the public, recognition for [click to continue...]
Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 6 – As the current CEO of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Donna Meltzer has done much to advocate for community-living and independence for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Speaking to the Spring 2018 Fellows, Meltzer talked about Developmental Disabilities (DD) Councils and their role in advocating [click to continue...]
Stephanie Farfan has been a part of Little People of America (LPA) since she was 16 years old and volunteers her time as a co-chair for the Hispanic Affairs Committee. She hopes to pursue a career benefitting the international disability community.