National Employment Disability Awareness Month

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated each October and commemorates the historical and current contributions of workers with disabilities. Employers across the nation bring awareness to their inclusive policies and practices to increase accessibility for all employees. The National Office of Disability Employment Policy has chosen "Advancing Access and Equity" as the theme for this year. We all can play a part in advancing equity alongside those with disabilities. We invite you to explore the resources below to build awareness and how you can get involved in this year's events. 

While this page is the result of a collaborative effort, it is not a comprehensive resource. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to explore other resources and to feel free to share those that may add to the richness of this page. Please email any insights to [email protected].

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Online Events

Neurodiversity: Dispelling of Myths, General Awareness, and How to Build a More Inclusive Work Environment

Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability
October 11, 2023│ 2 pm-3 pm│Online Webinar
Learn how to make your organization more inclusive for neurodivergent employees as we discuss common myths, general awareness, and practical tips for the recruitment, hiring, and retention of neurodivergent workers.

Strategies to Promote Culturally Competent Mental Health Awareness in Workplaces

Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability
October 16, 2023│ 2 pm-3 pm│Online Webinar
Dive into this discussion with the Steve Fund and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as they discuss the importance of mental health and trauma-informed practices in talent acquisition and workforce retention, with a particular focus on youth of color.

State of Digital Accessibility

Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability
October 23, 2023│ 2 pm-3 pm│Online Webinar
Are you curious about the landscape of digital accessibility in the United States? Learn more with an expert in disability rights law and policy in this online webinar. 


Disability History: A Part of American Heritage
United States Office of Disability Employment Policy
Browse this overview of major milestones in disability history

Disability Etiquette
Job Accommodation Network
A resource to learn recruitment, interview, and workplace etiquette when engaging with individuals who have disabilities

Self-paced Training: Strategies for Disability Inclusion
Earn Assistance and Resources Network on Disability Inclusion
Explore EARN's training series on disability inclusion in the workplace

National Disability Employment Awareness Month
United States Department of Labor

The United States Department of Labor shares its 2023 theme of Advancing Access and Equity and reinforces the importance of advancing access for all Americans in the workplace. (United States Department of Labor, 2023) (Duration 3:19)


The Difference Between Person-First and Identity-First Language
National Institutes of Health

Consider how language impacts others

Disability Civil Rights History

A Guide to Disability Rights Laws
The United States Department of Justice
A resource of federal disability rights laws that ensure opportunities for people with disabilities

Disability Justice Pioneers and Advocates

Owning Otherness

Claudia Gordon is the first deaf black female attorney in the United States. She recounts her journey toward being an advocate for inclusive spaces for all. (TEDx Talks, 2018) (Duration 16:30)

Advancing Access and Equity at Stetson

A list of a few resources for students with disabilities. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Accessibility Resources for Students with Disabilities or Foreign Students
Stetson Law Accessibility Office
Resources for students seeking accessibility resources


Please note this is not a comprehensive list of resources for employees with disabilities and those wishing to create inclusive spaces at the College of Law. Please contact Human Resources at [email protected] for more information.

Employee Benefits
Stetson Law Human Resources 
A list of benefits for Stetson Law employees

Resources for Accessibility Across Campus
Stetson Law Accessibility Office
Tips for faculty and staff on how to increase accessibility across campus


EveryBody: History of Disability in United States
The Smithsonian
Disability history is United State's history

Webinar: Living with a Disability in the Legal Profession

Judges and lawyers share their individual experiences living with disabilities in the legal profession, both positive and negative. (American Bar Association) (Duration 1:27:40)


Disability Community Network at Stetson Law

ADA Coordinator - Learn more
Disability Allied Law Student Association (DALSA) - Learn more
Resources for Accessibility Across Campus for Students, Faculty, and Staff - Learn more

American Bar Association Resources

Internships for Law Students with Disabilities - Learn more
Advancing Accessibility - Learn more