Did you know that according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016, only 17.9 percent of persons with a disability were employed? In contrast, the employment ratio for those without a disability was 65.3 percent. In an effort to improve the employment rate for persons with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month every October. This national observance is designed to promote awareness of the contributions of workers with disabilities and educate on the value of disability diversity in the workplace.
In partnership with Living Independently for Everyone, Inc. (http://www.life-mdinc.org), Disability Partnerships (www.disabilitypartnerships.org) is hosting a Disability Employment Awareness Costume Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser. The Bowl-A-Thon is a major fundraising event for both organizations. All proceeds from this event will help fund critical programs and provide resources and information to help people with a disability earn an income and achieve independence. The event will include a costume contest, raffles, bowling, tournament, food, games, and inspirational speakers educating about disability employment.
Monday, October 9, 2017
6:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.
College Park AMF
9021 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD
Wear your costume and help us celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Your support and contributions will enable us to truly improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities. Your generous donation will help fund and support Living Independently for Everyone, Inc. and Disability Partnerships in their efforts to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities.