Governor McMaster Proclaims October 2017 as Disability Employment Awareness Month
The SC Governor proclaimed that people with disabilities are capable, contributing members of society worthy of full access and inclusion in South Carolina’s workforce. Let’s rally to show all of South Carolina that people with disabilities CAN work and WANT to work! Share what employment means to you on Social Media using the hashtag: #NDEAM
Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. NDEAM is led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), but its true spirit lies in the many observances held at the grassroots level across the nation every year. Learn how you can support NDEAM by visiting the ODEP website by clicking here.
Whereas, South Carolinians with disabilities have the same aspirations to competitively work and contribute to their communities as everyone else; and
Whereas, business and community leaders have called for a diverse and capable workforce to further advance the economy of the Palmetto State; and
Whereas, the support and cooperation of all people are needed to reduce the attitudinal and physical barriers that hinder full acceptance of people with disabilities and their rightful place in employment; and
Whereas, National Disability Employment Awareness Month recognizes that individuals with disabilities are capable, contributing members of society worthy of full access and inclusion in South Carolina’s workforce.
Now, therefore, I, Henry McMaster, Governor of the great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim October 2017 as Disability Employment Awareness Month throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to work together to advance the message that people with disabilities are equal to the task.
Signed Henry McMaster Governor, State of South Carolina}