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Virtual Series: Disability Employment

This year 2020 we celebrate the 75th year of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 100th anniversary of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).

In recognition of these important milestones, the Southeast ADA Center will host a FREE four-event virtual series each Wednesday in October 2020.

Events: One (1) podcast & Three (3) webinars 

NEXT: RRTC Disability Inclusive Employment Policy Center
Wednesday - October 21, 2020
1:00 -2:30 pm [Eastern Time] 

Learn More:
Virtual Series: Disability Employment - Looking Back & Moving Forward

Register Now or copy and paste this link to register: bit.ly/disability-employ-virtual-seada-2020

National Disability Awareness Month - October 2020

“Increasing Access and Opportunity”
This year marks the 75th year of the annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) lead by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

 

Throughout October, celebrate and raise awareness of the employment and contributions of individuals with disabilities. Use hashtag #NDEAM in your social media posts.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

During National #HispanicHeritageMonth, 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

"Increasing Access and Opportunity"
The Southeast ADA Center is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. During the month, we'll be hosting a FREE four-part event  Virtual Series: Disability Employment - Looking Back & Moving Forward  to educate everyone on disability employment issues and the role they play in fostering a disability-friendly work culture. The series (1 podcast, 3 webinars) will be held each Wednesday in October starting at 1:00 pm [Eastern Time]. Register: bit.ly/disability-employ-virtual-seada-2020

- #NDEAM #LaLeyADA #NacionalADA #Discapacidad #Accesibilidad #HispanicHeritage #MesdelaHerenciaHispana

en español

Durante ese #MesdelaHerenciaHispana, 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

“Aumentar el acceso y oportunidad”

El Centro de la ADA del Sureste es orgulloso apoyar el mes nacional de concienciación sobre el empleo de personas con discapacidades (NDEAM por sus siglas en inglés). Cada octubre, NDEAM tiene propósito como educar sobre los problemas del empleo y discapacidad y celebrar las varias contribuciones de trabajadores con discapacidades. Durante el mes, tenemos un serie virtual GRATIS con cuatro partes: Disability Employment - Looking Back & Moving Forward para educar todos sobre los problemas de discapacidad y el empleo y el papel que los juegan en una cultura profesional y amable sobre la discapacidad. El serie (1 podcast, 3 webinars) estrenará cada miércoles de octubre a las 1pm (tiempo del este). Regístrate aquí: bit.ly/disability-employ-virtual-seada-2020

 #NDEAM #LaLeyADA #NacionalADA #Discapacidad #Accesibilidad #HispanicHeritage #HispanicHeritageMonth

Emergency, Storm & Severe Weather Preparedness

Plan. Prepare. Respond.

Our thoughts and hearts are with the people, families, and communities in preparation and 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!

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 Resources by Topic

Find more:

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.

Web:adacovid19.org

Events & Training

Webinars & Podcasts

Date Event
10/22/2020
Thursday
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. EST
The 4th Thursday ADA Talks: The Courts and the ADA: The Current Court Battles
*Deadline to Register: October 22, 2020

Sponsor:
Human Development Institute - University of Kentucky

10/22/2020
Thursday
2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
Get the Facts and Move Beyond Fear: A Webinar for Social Security Beneficiaries Who Want to Return to Work
*Deadline to Register: October 22, 2020

Sponsor:
National Disability Institute (NDI), American Dream Employment Network (ADEN)

10/22/2020
Thursday
2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
How to Do an Accessibility Field Review
*Deadline to Register: October 21, 2020

Webinar Series: ADA 2020 Online
Sponsor:
Great Lakes ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network

10/22/2020
Thursday
2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Efforts to Increase Health Care Access and Quality of Care for People with Disabilities
*Deadline to Register: October 21, 2020

Webinar Series: Health Care and the ADA - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
Sponsor:
Pacific ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network

10/27/2020
Tuesday
2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
Service and Emotional Assistance Animals
*Deadline to Register: October 26, 2020

Webinar Series: ADA 2020 Online
Sponsor:
Great Lakes ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network

10/28/2020
Wednesday
1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. EST
Future Images of the Face of Vocational Rehabilitation
*Deadline to Register: October 28, 2020

Sponsor:
Southeast ADA Center

10/28/2020
Wednesday
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
Accommodations for Hiring and Work
*Deadline to Register: October 27, 2020

Webinar Series: ADA Audio
Sponsor:
Great Lakes ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network

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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

Find more:
National ADA Events Calendar
Web: adata.org/events-calendar

LEARN about ADA

SHARE #ThanksToTheADA

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

Find more:

ADA Celebrations & Anniversary Toolkit
Web: adaanniversary.org

Make A Difference

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

Design Competition

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)

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Make A Difference - Southeast ADA Center

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

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