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Monkey Business – October 2022

Events, Media, Shopping…a very busy fall!
October 29, 2022

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The U.S. Department of Labor, in a press release: “acknowledges the contributions to the nation’s economy made by workers with disabilities, current and past. The commemoration also showcases supportive and inclusive policies and practices benefiting workers and employers.”

According to the Library of Congress, “This effort to educate the public about the issues related to disability and employment began in 1945, when Congress enacted Public Law 176, declaring the first week of October each year as 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. Some 25 years later, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.” October 2022 eNews

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Jessica and Dustin
In this Issue: National Disability Awareness Month, Shop for Good November 4, Capuchin Caretaker Spotlight, Pre-order the 2023 Calendar, In the News, October Birthdays, 2 Events: Explorations in Experiential Robotics and Faces of the Rainforest