Persons with disabilities remain far more likely to be unemployed, underemployed, or in poverty than their peers, despite the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act over thirty years ago. This recent proclamation from the Prince William Board of County Supervisors affirms that the county believes individuals with disabilities deserve the right to live independently, enjoy self-determination, and be treated equally and fairly in the workplace.
October 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of Disability Employment Awareness Month. Disability Employment Awareness Month is an annual observance that serves to educate people about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of Prince William County workers with disabilities.
Prince William County is committed to ensuring compliance with the Federal Disabilities Act and other disability rights laws on the state and local level that enable the rights and freedom for disabled individuals to work and earn a living. Persons with disabilities in Prince William County have the right to maximize their full potential as intelligent, talented, and capable employees in an environment free of physical, logistical, and discriminatory barriers. You can read the full article on Prince William County’s website.
Source: Prince William County
Published: October 2021
Original story: https://www.pwcva.gov/news/prince-william-county-proclaims-october-2021-disability-employment-awareness-month