Governor McMaster has proclaimed October as
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
This is a tremendous step towards moving South Carolina forward in efforts to ensure equitable and meaningful employment is available to all citizens, and especially to persons with disabilities.
Acknowledging the need for more assertive, sustainable and attainable resources and support is an ongoing effort for job seekers and employment providers.
While the Proclamation is a step in the right direction, the momentum must continue. As opportunities arise, take a moment to contact your legislators, advocate within your communities and pursue best practices.
Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Lois R. Durrah
SCAPSE President/Board Member
The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization focused exclusively on Employment First to facilitate the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community.
APSE members recognize that everyone has abilities to contribute and their work should be recognized and rewarded with fair pay, creating inclusive workplaces. Employment enriches and adds meaning to every life, and workplaces and communities are enhanced when they embrace differences.