LANSING, Mich., Oct. 13, 2020 — State Rep. Tim Sneller (D-Burton) introduced House Resolution 320 today declaring October 2020 as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Michigan. Congress first dedicated a week in October for Disability Employment Awareness back in 1945, which has since been expanded to a whole month. The House adopted Rep. Sneller’s resolution.

“It’s important that we take time this month to reflect on and recognize Michigan’s workers with disabilities and the invaluable contributions they make to our communities and our state’s economy,” said Sneller. “This has become particularly important right now, with Michiganders from all walks of life having to adapt and overcome while our economy slowly and safely reopens. I am thankful that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle have shown their support for this resolution.”

Disability Employment Awareness Month highlights disability employment issues and celebrates the various contributions of workers with disabilities. By promoting opportunities for citizens with disabilities and reinforcing the importance of businesses valuing the contributions that these employees can bring to their organizations, Michigan can further enrich its employment landscape.