October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Beginning as an effort to educate the public about issues related to disabilities and employment, Congress declared the first week of each October “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week in 1945. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month, changing the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The month pays tribute to the achievements of individuals with disabilities whose work aides us all and reaffirms our nation’s strong commitments to ensure equal opportunity for all citizens.
During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Buchalter recognizes and celebrates the diversity of abilities within our own Buchalter family and in our communities. We stand in our commitment to raising awareness of employment issues for those with disabilities, cultivating an inclusive and accessible environment, and continuing to celebrate the achievement of persons with disabilities.