(10/9/18) October is National Disability Employment Awareness month.
Today dozens gathered at ULM for the Conference on Disability Advocacy.
The purpose of the program is to raise awareness on the barriers people with disabilities face by encouraging them to focus on their strengths.
Also by working with small businesses and non-profits to focus on employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Dr. Anita Sharma says, “What this event is doing is highlighting and focusing on people who usually get sidelined or marginalized because they have a disability. So we are celebrating the fact that they are a part of the workforce.. They are part of the mainstream. And they are as able as anyone else.”
The conference was a partnership with ULM’s College of Business and Social Sciences and Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana.