National Disability Employment Awareness Month is important to me because it reminds me that no obstacle is to big to overcome and that repetition is the recipe for success. Throughout my tenure working with individuals with disabilities there’s not a day that goes by that I’m not reminded of a great quote ” He who believes he can, and he who believes he cant, are both usually right“. This month also reminds me of the great Napoleon Hill who said ““Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive And Believe It Can Achieve”” and so many of my clients have put this statement into action. Furthermore, I am humble in the presence of those individuals that I work with because often I, like so many others take the small things for granted, such as organizing your day to accomplish your goals or knowing how to count money to conduct every day transactions. The experience and knowledge that I have gained working with individuals with disability has shown me firsthand that the word disability has become a negative label and puts individuals who aspire to, and are capable of working at an disadvantage. National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) brings awareness to employers so that they can educate themselves and their staff of the inclusion that is necessary in the workplace So that millions of individuals with disabilities can have their chance to shine.
“I’ve been told that the key to success is focusing on one thing and being great at it. So if that one thing greeting someone at the door, putting a widget in a box, or washing a car then be the best you can be. Be a star.“