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Disability Employment Awareness Month


Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated every year during the month of October. During this time, we reflect on the accomplishments of those with disabilities whose work helps the national economy, and we reaffirm our commitments to maintaining and fighting for equal opportunities for all types of ability. Visit https://www.loc.gov/accessibility/disability-employment-awareness-month/ for more information.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990.

At the Palos Verdes Library District we also observe this month as a time to celebrate all accomplishments and experiences of those with disabilities in addition to accomplishments in the workplace.

The year 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

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Read

Kids

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Teens

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Adults
  • ADA and Your Rights at School and Work by Kerry Elizabeth Benson (Hoopla eBook)
  • Haben : the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law by Haben Girma (Book)
  • Detroit's Deaf Heritage by Kathleen Brockway (Hoopla eBook)
  • A Disability History of the United States by Kim E. Nielsen (Book)
  • No Time Like the Future: An optimist considers mortality by Michael J. Fox (Book)
  • The Story of a Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon (Audiobook)
  • The Way I See It: a personal look at autism and Asperger's by Temple Grandin (Book)

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Watch

  • Mother, Father, Deaf (2020) (Hoopla)
  • Ray (2005) (DVD)
  • A Silent Voice (2019) (DVD)
  • The Theory of Everything (2014) (DVD)

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Playgrounds
 
Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park
25820 Vermont Ave.
Harbor City, CA 90710
 
Griffith Park 4800 Crystal Springs Road
Los Angeles 90027
 
425 Valley Drive
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 318-0280
 
 
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