Proclamation 5524 -- National Employ the Handicapped Week, 1986
the President of the
During the past decade, our Nation has seen increased awareness of the capabilities of workers with disabilities. We have demonstrated a greater commitment to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all Americans.
This awareness has led to actions by people with disabilities, by business, by organized labor, and by government at all levels to encourage the full integration of workers with disabilities into the American work force.
This cooperative and unified action has enabled people with disabilities to forge ahead -- as leaders, as employers and employees, as team members, as vital members of American society. Medical and technological developments, coupled with new awareness of the capabilities of people with disabilities, can lead to greater and more fruitful participation of all Americans in our work force.
first full week in October of each year is National Employ the Handicapped Week.
During these seven days, we emphasize our recognition of the changing roles of
people with disabilities in
The Congress, by Joint Resolution approved August 11, 1945, as amended (36 U.S.C. 155), has called for the designation of the first full week in October of each year as ``National Employ the Handicapped Week.'' This special week is a time for all Americans to join together to renew their dedication to meeting the goal of full opportunities for disabled citizens.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of September, in
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the
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