Disability Employment Awareness Month


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Executive Orders

“WHEREAS, Tennesseans with disabilities, including mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders, experience disproportionately high levels of unemployment and underemployment; and

WHEREAS, people with disabilities in Tennessee share with the state's other six million residents the desire to achieve personal success and economic self-sufficiency through meaningful work in their communities and deserve the same opportunity for employment as all Tennesseans…

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bill Lee, Governor of the State of Tennessee, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2019 as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Tennessee and encourage all citizens to join me in this worthy observance.”

  • Other
  • Mental Health
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
  • Office of the Governor Tennessee
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