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May is Older Americans Month

The 2019 theme - Connect, Create, Contribute - encourages older adults and their communities to: Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation; Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment; and Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Understanding and taking care of our mental health is important. Learn about mental health conditions, and how to get and give support to yourself and those around you.

National News

Corizon Health / Corizon LLC to Pay $950,000 to Settle Nationwide EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

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

FCC Acts to Improve Video Relay Service and Direct Video Calling

Source: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

InclusiveU Students Continue Advocacy Work for Inclusive Higher Education

Source: Syracuse University

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News Archives and News by Audience & Topic

Southeast Region News by State

Alabama (AL)

Pilgrim's Pride to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Source: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Pilgrim’s Pride to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

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

South Carolina (SC)

Kaydon Corporation to Pay $38,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit

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

Tennessee (TN)

Want to Know How Decisions Are Made Inside the Federal Disability Program? It’ll Cost You

Source: Nashville Tennessean

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Regional News by State - Southeast ADA Center

Events & Training

Featured Event

Register for Free 8-Part Webinar Series!

Check out these webinars to build awareness of Employment First, and explore a variety of topics for supported employment providers, vocational rehabilitation professionals, self-advocates, and families.

Part 2: Job Development: The First Steps
Tuesday - May 28, 2019
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. [Eastern]

**NOTE**
Registration for Part 2 will close at midnight ET on Thursday, May 23. We will not be able to accept additional registrations. However, archives will be available within 7-10 business days.

Learn more and register at:
Advancing Equal Employment Opportunities and Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Sponsors: Southeast ADA Center, Georgia APSE, & Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (WISE)
Web: adasoutheast.org/webinars/

Webinars & Podcasts

Date Event
5/28/2019
Tuesday
1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. EST
An Overview of Trusted Tester for Web – Version 5
Deadline to Register: May 27, 2019

Webinar Series: Section 508 Best Practices

5/28/2019
Tuesday
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
Promoting Independence and Access through Responsible Design Webinar Series: Part 3: Curbside Access
Deadline to Register: May 27, 2019

Sponsor: TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

5/28/2019
Tuesday
2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
Webinar Series (Part 2 of 8): Job Development: The First Steps
Deadline to Register: May 23, 2019

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

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Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

Conferences & On-Site Events

Date Event
June 16-19, 2019

Dallas-Grapevine, TX

National ADA Symposium
Early Deadline to Register: May 17, 2019

Sponsor: ADA National Network, Great Plains and Southwest ADA Centers

October 14-15, 2019

Charlotte, NC

Save the Date!

ADA Coordinator Conference
Registration will open: July 2019

Sponsor: ADA National Network, Great Plains ADA Center

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Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

Other News & Resources of Interest

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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.