Monarch joins effort to support National Disability Employment Month

Reflecting this year’s theme, throughout the month,  Monarch works to not only identify employment opportunities for people with disabilities, but works to educate on disability employment issues and the role they play in fostering a disability-friendly work culture.

“Monarch is proud to be a part of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month,” said Jim Kelley, chief operating officer at Monarch, who manages the agency’s employment services efforts.  “We want to spread the important message that a strong workforce is one inclusive of the skills and talents of all individuals, including individuals with disabilities.”  

Employers and employees in all industries can learn more about how to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month and ways they can promote its messages — during October and throughout the year — by visiting the ODEP website at

Established in 1958, Monarch provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges from more than 50 North Carolina counties. The agency is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and is CABHA certified. Monarch is an affiliate chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about how Monarch is “Helping Dreams Take Flight” for people living in our communities, please call (800) 230-7525 or visit                                                                                         ###

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