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Emergency, Storm & Severe Weather Preparedness

Plan. Prepare. Respond.

Tropical Storm / Hurricane Beta: Our thoughts and hearts are with the people, families, and communities potentially impacted by tornadoes, severe weather, and flooding. Please stay safe!

**Keep in mind COVID-19

You may need to adjust any emergency plan based on the latest from your state, local officials and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Go to: Emergency & Severe Weather Resources: CDC, COVID-19

Featured Resources

Be Ready!

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National #HispanicHeritageMonth begins on September 15 and ends on October 15.
During this month, the Southeast ADA Center will highlight each week helpful resources for Spanish speakers with disabilities. The resources we share with you provide information in both English and Spanish.

en inglés

National #HispanicHeritageMonth Week 1

The ADA National Network provides information and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Check out our factsheets on topics such as employment and the rights of students with disabilities at ADA National Network Fact Sheets in Spanish -

#LaLeyADA #NacionalADA #Discapacidad #Accesibilidad #HispanicHeritage #MesdelaHerenciaHispana

en español

#MesdelaHerenciaHispana empieza el 15 de septiembre y concluye el 15 de octubre. Durante ese mes, el Centro de la ADA del Sureste reconoce recursos muy útiles para hispanohablantes con discapacidades cada semana. Los recursos que les compartimos proveen información en español e inglés.

#MesdelaHerenciaHispana Semana 1

La Red Nacional de la ADA tiene propósito como proveer información y entrenamiento sobre la Ley para estadounidenses con discapacidades (la Ley ADA). Favor, leer nuestros informes sobre temas diferentes como empleo y estudiantes con discapacidades. ¡Haga clic y ver los informes! #LaLeyADA #NacionalADA #Discapacidad #Accesibilidad #HispanicHeritage #HispanicHeritageMonth

National Service Dog Month - September 2020

Celebrate & raise awareness of the incredible difference service dogs make every day.
Use the hashtag #NationalServiceDogMonth in your social media posts.

ADA, Disability and COVID-19 Resources

NOTE: The website, ADA, Disability & COVID-19, is regularly updated to provide the disability community with information about rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how they apply to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We do not give medical or legal advice. Please contact healthcare or legal experts for more information.

Featured Events

Featured Resources by Topic

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ADA, Disability & COVID-19 Resources with News & Updates, Virtual Events, ADA Publications, and Resources by Topic. Share Your Story of how COVID-19 has changed your life.

National Recovery Month - September 2020

National Recovery Month is held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. 

Events & Training

Webinars & Podcasts

Date Event
3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. EST
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month - Spanish Webinar Series Part 2
*Deadline to Register: September 22, 2020

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. EST
Twitter Chat: Voting Access and the ADA

ADA National Network (ADANN)

10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. EST
4th Thursday ADA Talks: Religious Institutions and the ADA
*Deadline to Register: September 24, 2020

Human Development Institute - University of Kentucky

12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. EST
Expanding Integrated Employment: Lessons Learned from Scaling up Pathways to Careers
*Deadline to Register: September 24, 2020

Mathematica Center for Studying Disability Policy (CSDP)

2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
Accessible Voting in the COVID-19 Era
*Deadline to Register: September 23, 2020

Webinar Series: ADA 2020 Online
Great Lakes ADA Center, Great Plains ADA Center, ADA National Network

1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. EST
Managing for Accessibility Throughout the Acquisition Lifecycle
*Deadline to Register: September 28, 2020

Webinar Series: Section 508 Best Practices
Great Lakes ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. EST
Student-Directed Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Bringing Person-Centered Practices to Schools and Beyond
*Deadline to Register: September 29, 2020

National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS)

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Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

ADA30 - Celebrate. Learn. Share.

Throughout 2020, celebrate 30 years of progress in access & inclusion
— Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA 30th Anniversary.

Featured ADA30 Events

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National ADA Events Calendar



On social media of your choice, share what the ADA means - #ThanksToTheADA

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ADA Celebrations & Anniversary Toolkit

Make A Difference

Get to participate, provide comments, and impact disability research and rights.

Design Competition

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Make A Difference - Southeast ADA Center


National News

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News Archives and News by Audience & Topic

Southeast Region News

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Regional News by State - Southeast ADA Center

Other News & Resources of Interest

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