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National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2017

Governor Larry Hogan, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford highlight disability employment

The Maryland Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing along with the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and the Division of Rehabilitation Services co-sponsored several events throughout October to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) for Deaf and hard of hearing job seekers and small business owners.

To learn more about the resources and information shared at each session, please see below.

Governor Larry Hogan also signed Executive Order 01.01.2017.23, declaring every October Disability Employment Awareness Month in Maryland. The month will be used to highlight the immense contributions made by workers with disabilities and the increased economic strength gained through an inclusive workforce. Furthermore, the executive order directs state government to take specific action steps to improve awareness of the need for inclusive hiring in our state and the need for supportive and accessible workplaces for those with disabilities. To read the press release, please click here.

Vlog about NDEAM 2017 – Join Us!


October 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Maryland Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation, and the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.
Linthicum American Job Center
613 Global Way
Linthicum, MD 21090

Click here to see photos and information from the event!

This is an informational workshop and tour of the American Job Center in Linthicum. The session will address the resources available for Deaf and hard of hearing job seekers and small business owners, and the steps involved in getting assistance with the job search process as well as establishing and maintaining a small business.

For who? Deaf and hard of hearing job seekers and small business owners living in Anne Arundel county and surrounding counties.

Learn more about the Disability Employment Initiative at the American Job Centers in Anne Arundel county and Montgomery county here.


October 17, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Maryland Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Division of Rehabilitation Services.
Workforce & Technology Center
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Click here to see photos and information from the event!

This is an informational workshop and tour of the the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) Workforce & Technology Center in Baltimore. The session will provide information about available DORS services for those are are seeking employment, training resources, and small business ownership.

For who? All Deaf and hard of hearing Marylanders who are interested in using DORS services.

Learn more about the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) Workforce & Technology center here.


October 26, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Maryland Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, WorkSource Montgomery, and the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.
Wheaton American Job Center
Westfield South Office Building, first floor
11002 Viers Mills Road

Wheaton, MD 20902

Click here to see photos and information from the event!

This is an informational workshop and tour of the American Job Center in Wheaton. The session will address the resources available for Deaf and hard of hearing job seekers and small business owners, and the steps involved in getting assistance with the job search process as well as establishing and maintaining a small business.

For who? Deaf and hard of hearing job seekers and small business owners living in Montgomery county and surrounding counties.

Learn more about the Disability Employment Initiative at the American Job Centers in Anne Arundel county and Montgomery county here.