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October 2011

 National Hispanic Heritage Month (ends October 15)
Diversity Awareness Month
Employment Disability Awareness Month
7-8 Yom Kippur (Begins at sundown - Jewish)
10 Columbus Day (Federal)
19-21 Simchat Torah (Jewish) 
24United Nations Day 
26Diwali (Buddhist, Hindu)
31Halloween 


National Disability Employment Awarness Month

The effort to educate the American public about issues related to disability and employment actually began in 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." In 1962, the word "physically" was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to "National Disability Employment Awareness Month."

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