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New award recognizes LI employees with disabilities

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October, local nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are inviting Long Island businesses to nominate valued employees with disabilities for a new scholarship award.

The NDEAM Champion Award, created by the Corporate Source, a Garden City-based nonprofit that helps place workers with disabilities, aims to recognize the workplace contributions of disabled employees. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 27.

The winner, who will receive a $3,000 scholarship courtesy of philanthropic group the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, will be announced Oct. 6.

Employers can submit nominations online at

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