October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)!

“Because We Are EQUAL to the Task.”


October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)!  A national campaign each October, it raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the diverse individuals with disabilities who contribute to the national workforce.

The theme for 2013 is “Because We Are EQUAL to the Task,” which reflects the fact that people with disabilities have the education, training, experience and desire needed to succeed in the workplace.  It also ties in with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy’s Campaign for Disability Employment to promote employment success for people with disabilities.

NDEAM’s roots go back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.” Upon its establishment in 2001, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) assumed responsibility for NDEAM and has worked to expand its reach and scope ever since.

Saratoga Bridges celebrates the efforts of our partners listed below who help create more inclusive environments for our individuals.  We recognize and appreciate those businesses that are investing in our local human resources by providing opportunities for them to contribute to their communities, earn a living wage and have meaningful careers!

 AC Moore

Ballston Area Community Center

Bon Ton

Burnt Hills School District

Byron’s IGA Market


Comfort Inn & Suites

Dunkin Donuts

Faldoni’s Deli

Fifty South Diner

Grand Union Family Markets

Hannaford Supermarkets

Hoffman’s Carwash

Holiday Inn

Home Depot

J.C. Penney

KBS Cleaning Services


Lakeside Farms


Maplewood Manor



Olive Garden

Outsource Partners

PJ’s Bar-B-QSA

Panera Bread

Price Chopper

Rehabilitation Support Services

Saratoga Bridges

Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Saratoga Hilton

Saratoga Springs Public Library

Saratoga Strike Zone

Saratoga Sweets

Service Solutions

Stewart’s Shops


TJ Maxx

Town of Milton Department of Public Works



Wesley Health Care Center