Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Observed annually in October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices. In recognition of the important role people with disabilities play in a diverse and inclusive American workforce, the theme for NDEAM 2022 is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.”
The City of Long Beach is proud to support NDEAM. This commemoration aims to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. Throughout the month, we'll be engaging in a variety of activities to educate City Staff on disability employment issues and the role they play in fostering an equitable and inclusive work culture. 

NDEAM 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. Learn how you can support NDEAM by visiting the ODEP website. 

The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) aims to improve education, training and employment opportunities and outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits. ODEP jointly funds and administers the DEI with DOL's Employment and Training Administration (ETA). Learn more about the Disability Employment Initiative here.  
NDEAM Resource Fair
Please join the City of Long Beach's Citizens' Advisory Commission on Disability for an NDEAM Resource Fair on Tuesday, October 11th from 3:30 pm to 5 pm. This event will take place in the Civic Center lobby, and we'll be joined by: 

Office of Equity 
Pacific Gateway 
Disabled Resource Center 
LB Public Library 
LB Health and Human Services 
Special Education Community Advisory Committee 
Department of Rehabilitation 
Harbor Family Resource Center 
Goodwill SOLAC 
Office of Senator Lena Gonzalez 
Office of Assemblyman Mike Gipson 

This event is free and open to the public. There'll be free parking in the structure located at 332 W. Broadway, 90802. If you are taking Access Paratransit or LBT Dial-a-Ride, please have them pick-up/drop-off at Stand 2 located on Chestnut or Stand 3 on Magnolia. 
Please share this event information widely. 
City of Long Beach's Citizens' Advisory Commission on Disability
The Citizens’ Advisory Commission on Disability (CACoD) meets monthly on the second Thursday of every month at 1pm. This committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Mayor, City Council and City Manager on the concerns and issues that affect people with disabilities in the community. The meetings are currently held in a hybrid format and open to the public. The meetings are livestreamed on LBTV3.com. To learn more about CACoD, please visit the City website.