Washington, D.C., Oct. 12 – Gov. Larry Hogan signed a proclamation officially making October Disability Employment Awareness Month in Maryland.
“Disability Employment Awareness Month is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of workers with disabilities,” said Gov. Hogan in the proclamation. “Through local and national campaigns we create greater awareness of the talents and skills individuals with disabilities bring to their employers.”
This proclamation follows a year of steady job growth in Maryland. Last year, 5,944 people with disabilities got new jobs.
Activities throughout the month should reflect the message that people with and without disabilities share the same workplace goals and values. According to Gov. Hogan, Maryland is “dedicated to the principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act, particularly as it relates to the rights and freedom for people with disabilities to work and advance their chosen careers and lead independent and full lives in their communities.” [continue reading…]