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Spotlights

October: National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

The theme for 2019 is "The Right Talent, Right Now." The U.S. Department of Labor states this year's theme emphasizes the essential role that people with disabilities play in America's economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are creating a high demand for skilled talent.

Resources

Featured Event

Be Ready & Stay Safe! It's Atlantic Hurricane Season

Plan ahead and be prepared before, during, and after severe weather, disasters and emergencies. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30.

Listen and follow your local news, weather reports, and social media for important alerts and emergency information in your area. Please stay safe!

National News

A Lawsuit Argued the LSAT Discriminates Against the Blind. Now It’s Changing for Everyone

Source: CNN

EEOC and Dish Network Conciliate Disability Charge Over Application Practices for $1.25 Million

Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

FCC Releases Report to Congress on Video Description

Source: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Her Case Opened the Way for People with Disabilities to Reclaim Their Freedom. Now, Her Words Open a Book That Could Help Countless More.

Source: Washington Post

Message by EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

National Council on Disability (NCD) Is Releasing a Series of Reports on Bioethics and Disability

Source: National Council on Disability (NCD), Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)

October Business Sense Newsletter: Mentoring - A Strategy for Disability Inclusion

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

One in Ten Elected Officials Has a Disability

Source: National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

Supreme Court Hands Victory to Blind Man Who Sued Domino’s over Site Accessibility

Source: CNBC

U.S. Access Board to Assess Feasibility of Wheelchair Restraint Systems on Aircraft

Source: U.S. Access Board

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News Archives and News by Audience & Topic

Southeast Region News by State

Kentucky (KY)

BBI Chairman, Peter Blanck Presents Universal Design Principles with Mike Perry at SRAPPA Conference

Source: Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University (BBI)

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Regional News by State - Southeast ADA Center

Court Decisions & Disability Issues

Review and search legal and policy developments relevant to civil rights protections and the impact of court decisions in the Southeast Region under the ADA. These briefs are developed in partnership with the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University.

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Laws & Courts

Make A Difference

Opportunities to participate, provide comments, and impact disability research, rights, and laws.

Public Comment

Survey

Needs Assessment

The ADA National Network supports full inclusion for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. We are interested in how to better serve older people and Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities. The results of these assessments will help inform outreach to support people with disabilities in understanding their rights and awareness of services.

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Make A Difference - Southeast ADA Center

Events & Training

Webinars & Podcasts

Date Event
10/22/2019
Tuesday
2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
Webinar Series (Part 5 of 8): The Truth About Employment and Social Security Disability Benefits
Deadline to Register: October 18, 2019

Sponsor: Southeast ADA Center, Georgia APSE, and the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (WISE)

10/22/2019
Tuesday
3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
Integrating Financial Capability Into Employment Programs - Building a Pathway to Financial Stability
Deadline to Register: October 21, 2019

Sponsor: National Disability Institute and Citi Community Development

10/24/2019
Thursday
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
Supporting Employment for Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities: How ABLE Accounts and SSA Work Incentives Can Help
Deadline to Register: October 23, 2019

Sponsor: ABLE National Resource Center

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Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

Conferences & On-Site Events

Date Event
May 10-13, 2020

Kansas City, MO

Save the Date!
National ADA Symposium

Registration opens in January 2020.

Sponsor: ADA National Network,
Great Plains ADA Center

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Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

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Accessibility cannot be guaranteed for external websites. The Southeast ADA Center provides these links as a courtesy and does not endorse, take responsibility, or exercise control of the organization nor vouch for the accuracy of the contents of the destination link. The contents of this electronic newsletter were developed under Grant #90DP0090-01-00 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The information, materials, and/or technical assistance are intended solely as informal guidance, and are neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the ADA, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA.