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The Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities is hosting the Inaugural National Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration
6/13/2023
  • Permanent Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Media Contact for National Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration

Imene Bouziane Saidi, Program Director

Join us in celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Save the Date Thursday October 5 2023 at 11am in the Great Hall of Flags at the MA State House.

Massachusetts State House, Great Hall of Flags and on Zoom (Zoom link below) — We are excited to announce that the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities is hosting our Inaugural National Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration on Thursday, October 5th, 2023 at 11 am the Massachusetts State House in the Great Hall of Flags

This event will convene people with disabilities, policymakers, employers, human services providers, and other stakeholders as part of our National Disability Employment Awareness Month activities in October. Together, we will honor policymakers for their work in disability employment, recognize MA businesses that lead the way employing persons with disabilities, and share best practices for employers to hire and retain persons with disabilities. Our goal is to promote disability employment as an answer to the workforce crisis we see across industries and to improve Massachusetts’ competitiveness.

Keynote Speaker Secretary of Health and Human Services Kate Walsh will speak on the state’s support for employing people with disabilities and supporting the workforce who provides services to people with disabilities followed by honoring the 2023 EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT CHAMPION AWARD RECIPIENT, 2023 NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH EMPLOYER AWARD RECIPIENTS and the 2023 AWARD RECIPIENTS for Legislators.

How can you participate? (2023 applications closed)

The Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities would love to recognize your efforts in creating and sustaining an intentional inclusive work environment. We hope that you can help us recognize (or nominate yourself!) an organization that strives for disability inclusion and equity.

To make a submission, please complete this Nomination Form (pdf) by Friday, August 4, 2023 and email back to imene.bouzianesaidi@mass.gov
To access the word.doc version, please download this form.

*Note that all information may be used publicly. We ask that you fully complete the nomination form.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Commission's Program Director Imene Bouziane Saidi at imene.bouzianesaidi@mass.gov

 

Zoom link for the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89708423106

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Media Contact for National Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration

  • Permanent Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities 

    Established in Chapter 3 Section 74 of the Massachusetts General Laws by the 2020 law enforcement reform legislation, the Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities is a 23-member, independent state agency with a broad charge to advance the cause of all persons with disabilities in the Commonwealth.
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