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In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Gov. Mike Pence has issued an executed proclamation encouraging Hoosier leaders and employers to "further advance the message that our family members, friends, and neighbors with disabilities are important to a diverse Hoosier workforce." National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a nationwide campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the contributions of America's workers with disabilities, past and present. The theme for this year, which marks 70 years since the first observance, is "My Disability is One Part of Who I Am."
Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Gov. Pence noted that "despite our successes, less than 40 percent of working-aged Hoosiers with disabilities are employed, a reminder that we all still have work to do to ensure equal opportunity and participation in the workforce."
To read the Governor's full proclamation, click here.
For more information about National Disability Employment Month, click here.