Resource Corner – Path to Disability Employment

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Tennessee Disability Pathfinder offers a growing library of disability resources available at TNPathfinder.org.

October kicked off National Disability Employment Awareness Month for 2022! In celebration, Tennessee’s Employment First Taskforce continued its #HireMyStrengths campaign this year and we are hoping you’ll join us to make it the biggest effort yet to promote inclusive and accessible employment.

The #HireMyStrengths campaign encourages anyone and everyone (with a disability or not) to think about what they’re good at. No matter what it is, if you’re good at it, there’s an employer who wants what you have to offer. You can join the campaign by following the five steps below:

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  1. Click here to download and print the sign
  2. Write down your strength or skill
  3. Take a picture
  4. Post that picture on social media with the hashtag #HireMyStrengths
  5. Get your colleagues, employees, family, and friends to join in!

Whether you’re an advocacy group, disability service provider, business owner, educator, mentor, parent, sibling, friend—whatever role you have that brings you in contact with people with disabilities, we’re reaching out to you to help us organize and energize people about National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the #HireMyStrengths campaign.

There’s still a few weeks left in October to join in!

You can find a toolkit with sample social media posts, graphic templates, and employment resources all on the Hire My Strengths website linked here: Tn.gov/didd/HireMyStrengths. You can also check out the #HireMyStrengths hashtag to see who else is participating.

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This video from the Office of Disability Employment of the US Department of Labor discusses what people can do to promote workplace well-being, from setting the tone for an inclusive workplace, to providing and requesting assistance and accommodations, to being a source of support to peers and colleagues. Click the link for more information on Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do?

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Halloween can be a very fun holiday to celebrate as a family. It’s a time to dress up in the coolest costumes or as your favorite characters. You get to pass out tasty treats to your friends and neighbors.  And it’s a time for lots of laughter and even some scares. However, nothing can be more frightful than something happening to cause harm to you, your child, or a loved one during the holiday.

Unfortunately, although we looked really hard, we couldn’t find anything to ward off all the ghoulish witches, ghosts and goblins, but we did find some great Halloween safety tips to help you and your family stay safe while trick or treating this holiday season. Just click on the image on your path to safety.