Disability Employment Awareness Month

Every October is Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) and commemorates the contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workforce and economy. DEAM is an excellent time to celebrate workers with disabilities and learn more about how individuals from this highly talented group continue to enhance Florida’s workforce at all levels.

What fuels your workplace ambition?

Our Disability Employment Awareness Month theme is Fueling Workplace Ambition, demonstrating that people with disabilities are ambitious and have the knowledge and skills to be meaningful additions to the workforce. We look forward to seeing disability employment continue to expand in Florida. And what better way to start each workday than with a cup of tea, coffee or any beverage that fuels your ambition.

Celebrations and Employer Recognition

During Disability Employment Awareness Month, several events were held to celebrate inclusive employers and their talented employees with disabilities.

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Disability Employment Awareness Month Kickoff Sponsor

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Latte Leader Sponsors

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Watch the Video Recap below of the DEAM Kickoff in Tampa

In this Disability Employment Awareness Month Kickoff recap video, Mel McCray discusses his experience in disability employment.

Read the Op-Ed from
The Able Trust Board Member Doug Hilliard

Social Media Highlights

Thank you for showing your support and helping fuel our workplace ambition!

Thank you
Disability Employment Awareness Month sponsors for your support!

Bay County
Chamber of Commerce

During the Bay County Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday, The Able Trust High School High Tech Director Coleen Agner shared information on local High School High Tech programs and the importance of preparing today’s students for the future. 

Webinar Wednesday Series

If you missed any of the great presentations in the series of webinars, you can view the recordings. CLICK HERE for information.

Share Your Story

Share your story of inclusion and experience hiring persons with disabilities with us so we can include your story in our growing catalog of best practices. CLICK HERE to contact us.