Celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and help advance workforce access and equity.
Every October, we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and the diverse contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. With NDEAM’s theme “Advancing Access & Equity” this month is a good time for workplaces to recognize and ensure that people with disabilities, have equal opportunity to contribute their skills and talents in the workplace – that means inclusive employment and workplace policies that benefit employees and employers alike.
The ability to work and save money is an essential part of economic wellness and community inclusion for people with disabilities. And IL ABLE makes that a reality for IL ABLE Account Owners who earn money. Working Account Owners qualify to save above the $17,000 Annual Contribution Limit – up to $13,590 more. Learn more about IL ABLE & Working Account Owners at illinoisable.com and read the article Save More with ABLE to Work.
2023 also marks an important milestone, the 50th anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by federal agencies, in programs receiving federal financial assistance, in federal employment, and in the employment practices of federal contractors. The law helped pave the way for the passage of landmark civil rights legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.