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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Campaign for Disability Employment

I'm reposting a message sent out by the Campaign for Disability Employment, an initiative funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor, which provides resources to assist employers in recruiting, retaining, and advancing qualified employees with disabilities. The site also has information for workers and young people with disabilities, as well as family and educators. It is a collaborative effort among business and disability advocacy organizations.

Work is fundamental to identity; it offers purpose and the opportunity to lead an independent, self-directed life for all people, including people with disabilities. That’s why we’d like to ask for your support of the Campaign for Disability Employment – a new collaborative effort among several leading disability and business organizations to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities.

The Campaign’s messages and products are framed around the theme of “What Can YOU Do?” In that spirit, here are a few things YOU can do to help promote its messages among people with disabilities:

Post a link to the
What Can YOU Do? Web site on your organization’s Web site. For instructions on how to do so, click on “Link to Us” at the bottom of the site.

Feature the Campaign in your organization’s member publication. A quick and easy way to do this is to use one of the Campaign’s
drop-in articles. Alternatively, or in addition, you could send an e-blast about the Campaign to your members. In this e-blast, encourage them to share their job skills and talents through the What Can YOU Do? Web site’s micro-blog feature.

Spread the word about the Campaign through your organization’s social media activities. The Campaign offers timely and fresh content for updates on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media outlets. As part of this, encourage your members to become a “fan” of the Campaign for Disability Employment on Facebook and join its network on LinkedIn as a way to stay abreast of disability employment issues.

Print and distribute Campaign materials. The
What Can YOU Do? Outreach Toolkit features a variety of fact sheets, posters and other downloadable outreach tools.

View and share the Campaign’s
“I Can” PSA!

Thanks in advance for supporting the Campaign for Disability Employment. Working together, we can further the important message that at work, it’s what people CAN do that matters!

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