October is Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) in the state of Florida. But thanks to efforts spurred on by The Able Trust, DEAM is no longer a day, week, or even month-long activity.
Meaningful employment opportunities for Floridians with disabilities stem from internships, job-shadowing, and other job-readiness measures that cannot be accomplished in a day. It takes a committed, year-long effort to hone job seekers for the positions they seek to fill. Further, education and dispelling of myths held by many employers is a critical part of opening doors to successful employment for what to this point has been a virtually untapped resource.
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