(Atlanta, GA – November 6, 2012) –The Southeast ADA Center and its Kentucky Affiliate, MLM Associates, have created an employment rights guide for veterans with disabilities. The guide includes practical information to help veterans with disabilities understand their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA assures that all people have the same opportunities and rights.
The "Know Your Employment Rights Under the ADA" guide has information on:
During the past decade, about two million U.S. troops have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. Nearly 40,000 have returned home with a service-related disability. “Transitioning and sustaining employment within the civilian workforce can be challenging for these men and women with disabilities. This guide outlines the important federal protections for veterans with disabilities who are looking for jobs or are already in the workplace,” says Pamela Williamson, director of the Southeast ADA Center.
The Southeast ADA Center is a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.
Go to: Guide for Veterans: Know Your Employment Rights Under the ADA [PDF file]
For more information about the Southeast ADA Center and/or the ADA, contact the Southeast ADA Center at 404-541-9001 (voice/tty), the ADA National Network toll free at 1-800-949-4232 (voice/tty), send an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at ADAsoutheast.org .
The Southeast ADA Center answers questions, provides training and materials about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Center serves an eight-state geographic region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. As part of the ADA National Network sponsored by grants from the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), the Southeast ADA Center is one of 10 regional centers offering training and technical assistance to promote voluntary compliance with the ADA, including information about the rights of people with disabilities and the responsibilities of businesses as well as state and local governments to provide equal opportunity to participate. The Southeast ADA Center is a grant project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University. For more information, visit the Southeast ADA Center website [ADAsoutheast.org].
The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, former dean of SU’s School of Education and a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities. Given the strong ties between one’s ability to earn income and fully participate in their communities, BBI’s work focuses on two interconnected Innovation Areas: Economic Participation and Community Participation. Through program development, research, and public policy guidance in these Innovation Areas, BBI advances the full inclusion of people with disabilities. BBI has offices in Syracuse, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. For more information, visit bbi.syr.edu.
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