October Events for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

With October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Utah Department of Workforce Services’ Utah State Office of Rehabilitation is celebrating individuals with disabilities with multiple events throughout the month.

“Our events highlight the employability and strengths of Utahns with disabilities,” said Sarah Brenna, director of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. For those who have a disability or know someone who does, our events are the best opportunities to learn about resources available and to gather together as a community.”

The events include a job fair, a disability services open house, a business summit on disability inclusion with an awards ceremony recognizing employers supporting disabilities in the workplace, and targeted events for those who are blind, visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing.

The events are free and open to the general public with the exception of the Disability IN:Utah Summit. For more information on the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation, visit usor.utah.gov.



Work Ability Job Fair for Individuals with Disabilities

Tuesday, October 2: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sanderson Community Center, 5709 S. 1500 W., Taylorsville

Meet with dozens of businesses that are trained and interested in hiring individuals with disabilities. Job seekers can learn tips on job searching, interviewing and benefit planning in workshops held each hour. Learn More.

Disability Services Open House (hosted by the Utah Center for Assistive Technology)

Wednesday, October 3: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Judy Ann Buffmire Building, 1595 West 500 South, Salt Lake City

Learn about the latest updates on services available for individuals with disabilities with 20 community vendors and presentations throughout the day. This includes assistive technology, vocational rehabilitation, independent living and workplace accommodations. Learn More.

Disability IN:Utah Summit & Golden Key Awards

Tuesday, October 16: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Marriott Downtown at City Creek, 75 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

The annual Golden Key Awards celebrate local businesses for promoting and hiring individuals with disabilities. Businesses can register by emailing Info@DisabilityInUtah.org and attend the Golden Key Awards luncheon to learn more about disability inclusion. Learn More.

Open House: Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Tuesday, October 23: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Division Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N. 1950 W., Salt Lake City

Take a tour of the training and adjustment program, which teaches individuals who are blind or visually impaired about home management, braille, cane travel, woodworking, needle arts and computer work. Other services shared include the business enterprise program, low vision services, field services and deafblind services. Learn More.

Fall Bazaar

Friday, November 2: 5-9 p.m.

Saturday, November 3: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sanderson Community Center, 5709 S. 1500 W., Taylorsville

Join the Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for a family fun event with vendors, arts and crafts and games run by members of the Deaf community. The event is free and open to anyone. Learn More.