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May is Older Americans Month

Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The theme for 2021 is "Communities of Strength."

Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. This month celebrate the strength of older adults and the Aging Network, with special emphasis on the power of connection and engagement in building strong communities.

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Every May, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) leads observance of National Mental Health Awareness Month. The theme for 2021 is "You Are Not Alone."

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

Now more than ever, we need to find ways to stay connected within our community. No one should feel alone or without the information, support and help they need.

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ADA National Network Celebrates 30 Years!

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In 2021, the ADA National Network (ADANN) of ten regional ADA Centers is celebrating 30 years of service as the nation’s primary source of information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout the United States.

We are proud of our role in supporting the goals of this landmark civil rights law. Annually, our services impact 2.8 million people with disabilities, their families, employers, private business, and state and local government stakeholders.

As we celebrate our 30th year throughout 2021, we will be highlighting our varied services, success stories, and our vision for the next thirty years.

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ADA Live! A Look at the Mental Health Needs of Indigenous People in America
Web: adalive.org/episode94

WHEN: Wednesday, June 2 at 1:00 pm ET

Indigenous people - Native Americans or Alaska Natives - make up nearly two percent of the U. S. population, and many have more than one ethnic identity. Indigenous people experience greater health problems with lower life expectancy, higher rates of substance abuse, and a suicide rate 2.5 times greater than the rest of the United States. Economic barriers and poor access to medical care, and cultural differences result in a higher prevalence of mental health conditions for Indigenous people.

In this episode of ADA Live!, we welcome Dr. Hilary Weaver, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Professor, University at Buffalo. Dr. Weaver is Lakota Sioux by birth, and she was adopted by the Haudenosaunee (Seneca) nation. She will be interviewed by Olivia Gawehnidi Porter, a Haudenosaunee woman, student, and advocate for better mental health care in Indigenous nations. Their discussion will feature Dr. Weaver’s work understanding Indigenous teachings, how she is destigmatizing or removing the negative view that is often a part of Western ideas about disabilities, using traditional teachings of compassion and acceptance, and the importance of accepting people who are different.

*Available on Wednesday, June 2 at 1:00 pm [Eastern]

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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.

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Webinars & Podcasts

Date Event
5/18/2021
Tuesday
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. EST
Person-Centered Goal Discovery for People with Dementia
*Deadline to Register: May 17, 2021

Sponsor:
American Society on Aging

5/18/2021
Tuesday
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. EST
Farmer Mental Health Trends, Risk Factors, and Stress Reduction Technique "Mindful Living" (AgrAbility National Training Workshop)
*Deadline to Register: May 18, 2021

Sponsor:
National AgrAbility Project

5/18/2021
Tuesday
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
Building Codes and the 2010 ADA Standards
*Deadline to Register: May 17, 2021

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

5/18/2021
Tuesday
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
Fair Housing Act: Frequently Asked Questions
*Deadline to Register: May 17, 2021

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

5/19/2021
Wednesday
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
Higher Education and the ADA
*Deadline to Register: May 18, 2021

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

5/20/2021
Thursday
3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. EST
ACL/CMS Promising Practices Training: Promising Practices in Mental Health Self-Direction
*Deadline to Register: May 19, 2021

Sponsor:
Administration for Community Living (ACL)

5/21/2021
Friday
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. EST
Navigating Older American’s Act Title III-D During the COVID-19 Pandemic
*Deadline to Register: May 20, 2021

Sponsor:
Administration for Community Living (ACL)

5/25/2021
Tuesday
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. EST
Asking the Right Questions and Finding the Right Resources for Rural Caregivers (AgrAbility National Training Workshop)
*Deadline to Register: May 25, 2021

Sponsor:
National AgrAbility Project

5/27/2021
Thursday
2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
Service Animals:
At Home, At Work and Everywhere Else

*Deadline to Register: May 26, 2021

Sponsor:
ADA National Network, Pacific ADA Center

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