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MC Celebrates Grand Opening of Cybersecurity Lab at Germantown Campus

President's Corner

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President's Corner Message: Dr. Pollard Talks About Visit from the Chief of Police, Student Safety, BOT Meeting

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Montgomery College Board of Trustees Reviews $68 Million in Capital Projects

MC in the News

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Cultural Arts Center Honored with Design Excellence Award by Montgomery County Planning Department

Compliance Office

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National Compliance Awareness Week - Nov 2-6

HRSTM

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2015

College/Campus News

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Faculty Book Event: "Latinos in the Metro Washington Area" Thursday in the Germantown Campus Library

MC Events

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Focus on Transfer - Information Session on UMBC on Oct. 30

Arts at MC

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MC/AFI Film Series Screening of "Detour" Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., AFI Silver Theatre

Community Engagement

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Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation Presented at Luis Enrique Concert

Professional Development

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Helpful Tips for Preparing Your Professional Development Leave Application: Workshop on Nov. 10

Student Affairs

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Adult Student Focus Groups to Be Held On All Campuses

Campus Sports News

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Raptors Men's Soccer Takes Top Seed in NJCAA Region XX Tournament

Accolades

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Montgomery College Students' Essays Featured in Literary Journal

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2015

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Category: HRSTM

Published: Oct 27 2015 12:00AM

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), when we raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of America's workers with disabilities. The theme for NDEAM 2015 is "My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am."

"This year's theme encapsulates the important message that people with disabilities are just that - people," said Jennifer Sheehy, acting assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. "And like all people, we are the sum of many parts, including our work experiences. Disability is an important perspective we bring to the table, but, of course, it's not the only one."

President Obama states that, "As a Nation, we must continue to promote inclusion in the workplace and to tear down the barriers that remain -- in hearts, in minds, and in policies -- to the security and prosperity that stable jobs provide and that all our people deserve. And we must actively foster a culture in which individuals are supported and accepted for who they are and in which it is okay to disclose one's disability without fear of discrimination..." (Retrieved from https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/10/01/presidential-proclamation-national-disability-employment-awareness-month)

Here at Montgomery College, Project SEARCH is a one-year transition program designed for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are either in their last year of high school or are recent graduates. The Project SEARCH program model was developed at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (http://www.projectsearch.us/) and has been duplicated more than 200 times nationwide and in five countries since 1996. Through this program, individuals develop the tools necessary for employment, and skills needed for self-determination, management and self-advocacy.

If you are interested in employing a Montgomery College Project Search non-paid intern for your department please contact Karla Nabors 240-567-1660 or karla.nabors@motnogmerycollege.edu. If you are interested in more information on this topic, please contact Ms. Farah Vivas, HR Associate, at farah.vivas@montgomerycollege.edu.

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