Take Your Legislator to Work
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has made the month of October a time to recognize disability employment. Click here to get more information on what you can do to promote NDEAM.
2017 Take Your Legislator To Work Campaign
The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council is gearing up for its Annual Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October). This Campaign is designed to highlight people with developmental disabilities who have community-integrated jobs. The council is now accepting recommendations for individuals to participate in this year’s campaign.
Participants will be selected based on the criteria listed in the application. Please note the number one criteria is participants must work in a competitive community-integrated setting, not in segregated employment.
Please review the participant criteria for consideration of recommending an individual for the campaign. Complete and submit the application to Meredith Smith at SmithM10@michigan.gov by 5:00 pm, Monday, May 8, 2017. Please inform the individual of your recommendation.
2016 Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign
2015 Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign
2014 Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month Video
- Employment First Report
On September 22nd, 2014 DD Network( MPAS, DDI and DD Council) released a report on Employment First in Michigan. This report outlines the dismal employment circumstances in Michigan for individuals with disabilities, particularly those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
- Employment First
Policy that outlines that people with disabilities are employable and can work in an integrated work environment
- Employment First in Michigan
On August 13, 2013 the Council adopted a set of principles and mission statement for employment first policy in Michigan.
- Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Resources
Here are some resources from ODEP to help celebrate NDEAM. It includes, articles, proclamations, social media posts, posters, and more!