The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

NDEAM 2021 - Call for Submissions

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Every year, we observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month, or NDEAM, to honor the participation of disabled people in employment in all fields and occupations and to celebrate their contribution to our shared social and economic life. This year's NDEAM theme is "America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.”

We'd Like to Highlight Your Stories

In honor of NDEAM, the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy and its two federally funded centers, the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities and the Community Living Policy Center, invite blog or video blog submissions centered on one or more of the following themes:

  • your experiences as a worker with a disability
  • your experiences as a working parent with a disability
  • your experience working for subminimum wage
Written submissions should be 1,000 words or fewer; video contributions should be 3 minutes or less. Contributors will be offered an honorarium of $100 for a published submission.

By sharing your experiences, you’ll help others understand how people with disabilities contribute to their families, workplaces, and communities. We’d especially like to learn from disabled people who are racially, culturally, and experientially diverse.

How to Submit

To submit your blog or vlog entry for consideration, please upload it using the link below to our submission form.

If your submission is accepted for publication, you have the option for it to be displayed anonymously. Please select that option on the submission form below or contact us with your request.

We will be accepting submissions on a rolling basis throughout September and October. 

Questions or requests? Please email Finn Gardiner.


If you'd prefer to submit your blog or vblog entry in Spanish, please see the call for submissions here. You may also simply choose "Spanish" at the above submission link to directly submit an entry.