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36 U.S. Code § 121 - National Disability Employment Awareness Month

(a) Designation.—
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
(b) Ceremonies.—
Appropriate ceremonies shall be held throughout the United States during National Disability Employment Awareness Month to enlist public support for, and interest in, the employment of workers with disabilities who are otherwise qualified. Governors, mayors, heads of other governmental entities, and interested organizations and individuals are invited to participate in the ceremonies.
(c) Proclamation.—
The President is requested to issue each year a suitable proclamation.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


36:155 (1st par. 1st sentence).

Aug. 11, 1945, ch. 363, 59 Stat. 530; Oct. 8, 1970, Pub. L. 91–442, 84 Stat. 914; Nov. 7, 1988, Pub. L. 100–630, title III, § 301(a), 102 Stat. 3315.


36:155 (1st par. last sentence).

36:155 (last par. words after 1st comma).


36:155 (last par. words before 1st comma).

In subsection (b), the words “of States” and “of cities” are omitted as unnecessary. The words “governmental entities” are substituted for “instrumentalities of government” for consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the United States Code. The words “as well as leaders of industry, educational and religious groups, labor, veterans, women, farm, scientific and professional, and all other” are omitted as unnecessary.