Wednesday: February 21, 2024

Events

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

A month-long campaign to raise awareness about the contributions of disabled individuals in the workforce and promote employment opportunities. The observance traces its roots back to 1945 when Congress declared the first week of October as "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." It was later expanded to a month-long celebration in 1988.

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National Depression Education and Awareness Month

September is National Depression Education and Awareness Month, an opportunity to illuminate a serious mental health condition that lurks silently in the shadows for too many. Roughly 1 in 6 Americans will contend with the debilitating effects of clinical depression during their lifetime. Yet misconceptions still dominate around this common disorder.

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White Cane Safety Day

White Cane Safety Day is an opportunity to promote awareness and understanding, but the principles of accessibility and inclusion should be upheld every day to ensure a more inclusive society for individuals with visual impairments.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

United Nations Headquarters, New York 405 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 15% of the world's population, or about 1 billion people, live with a disability.
The United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is observed annually on December 3rd. This day aims to promote the rights, well-being, and inclusion of persons with disabilities worldwide.

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World Braille Day

United Nations Headquarters, New York 405 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

In November 2018, the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 4 January as World Braille Day, recognizing that the full realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms relies on an inclusive written promotion. Louis Braille was born on January 4, 1809 in France.

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Love Your Pet Day

National Love Your Pet Day is an unofficial observance celebrated on February 20th in the United States. It is a day dedicated to expressing love, appreciation, and care for our beloved pets. Pets, such as dogs and cats, provide companionship and emotional support to their owners, promoting mental well-being and reducing loneliness. Interacting with pets can help lower stress levels and reduce anxiety, leading to improved overall mental health. Owning a pet can encourage physical activity and exercise, as pets often require walks, playtime, and outdoor activities.

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