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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month with a purpose to educate individuals about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

Held annually, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is led by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, but its true spirit lies in the many observances held at the grassroots level across the nation every year. Employers of all sizes and in all industries are encouraged to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

You can read the President's Proclamation on National Disability Employment Awareness Month here.

Rhode Island's Association of People Supporting Employment First (RI APSE) made three videos showcasing employment for those with a disability.

Watch these short features highlighting workers at:

 

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Saturday, October 23rd is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Click here for a listing of disposal sites where you can safely and anonymously turn in medications between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

PAUSE RI

PAUSE RI is a program to help Rhode Islanders with stress or anxiety related to COVID-19.  Please click here to learn more.