October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (known as NDEAM). It is a time to celebrate people of all abilities in the workplace. Employing a diverse workforce gives organizations the chance to solve problems and meet customers’ needs from new and different perspectives. NDEAM is also a time to celebrate the direct support professionals in our community who support the employment needs of employees with disabilities.
5 Things to Know About NDEAM
Employing people with disabilities doesn’t just benefit those with different abilities. It also benefits their employers! Summit DD’s Manager of Community Supports & Development discusses the 5 things you need to know about National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month.
Celebrating Front Line Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) during NDEAM
Summit DD works with many community providers throughout Summit County to meet the goals for those on their path to employment. Together, we support more than 1,200 people. Employment services range from interview and job readiness skills to job search and at-work job coaching. Our community partners employ hard-working professionals who get to know individuals and tailor supports that set them up for success. These dedicated DSPs provide the essential services that help people with developmental disabilities prepare, find and keep jobs in their community.
This October, help us celebrate the hard-working employees with disabilities and the dedicated direct support professionals who create the foundation for employment success in our community.
Take the next Step
Make a difference at your workplace now. Find ways you can get involved and support all abilities in the workforce below.
- Join us for the 3rd annual Employment Symposium (virtual event)
- Looking for a career with a purpose? Learn more about how to become a DSP.
- Learn more about NDEAM
- Connect with the Summit County Employment Collaborative to find qualified job candidates for your organization
- Learn more about Ohio’s Employment First Initiative
- Are you looking for a job and have a developmental disability? Learn more about the OODWorks program or talk to your SSA