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Virtual Celebration

Monday, October 10

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Please join us for our annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) event. This year’s presentation features a panel discussion and video vignettes about how individuals with disabilities achieved their career goals. Learn about the journey individuals with disabilities have experienced in the education, job search, recruitment, onboarding and career advancement process. Panelists will share practical tips and advice on how businesses can make disability part of the “Equity Equation.”


  • DEED Commissioner Steve Grove – Welcome
  • VRS Director Dee Torgerson and SSB Director Natasha Jerde – Welcome
  • The Path to Equity: Panelist Discussion and
  • Videos by People with Disabilities
  • How businesses can partner with VRS and SSB
  • Questions?

Register Here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

ASL interpreters and closed captioning will be provided. Please reach out to Michelle Chmielewski for any other accommodations at

The Olmstead Implementation Office is hosting a virtual Community Input Event on October 11 about the current workforce shortage and people with disabilities. This online event is an opportunity for members of the public to share their feedback and experiences. Register here:

NDEAM Employer Chat on Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being

Please join the U.S. Department of Labor for an employer discussion on workplace mental health and well-being.

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. ET

Location: Streaming online (CART captioning and ASL interpreters will be available.)

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Taryn Williams will be joined by corporate, disability advocacy, and labor employers recognized for their innovative approaches to fostering supportive, mental health-friendly workplaces.

Register Here

The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to the full inclusion of people with disabilities. If an accommodation is needed to attend the virtual NDEAM Employer Chat, please contact A link to the live stream will be provided one day prior to the event.

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