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Fifth Freedom – Empowering People With Disabilities To Make Positive Change

They say, give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. That’s the idea behind Fifth Freedom. Fifth Freedom gives people with disabilities the tools to organize themselves and tackle common problems. Maybe some buildings aren’t physically accessible. Or local public transportation needs to be improved. Or perhaps, legislators need to hear what 20% of their constituents think about how they spend their tax money. Whatever the case, we are here to empower people with disabilities to remove the barriers that thwart their potential. So if you’re the self-reliant type, contact us. We’re assembling a cast of thousands statewide who are willing to invest a little time to make a big difference.

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Communicating Your Organization’s Commitment to Disability Inclusion – Webinar December 20

Information courtesy of Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

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ADA and Special Needs College Scholarship – Apply by March 1, 2019

Information courtesy of The Indiana Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI Coordinators’ Association

The Indiana Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI Coordinators’ Association is offering two $500 scholarships for incoming college freshmen. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2019.  Eligibility requirements:

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Creating an Inclusive Work Environment Through the Use of Mainstream Technologies – Webinar December 12

Information courtesy of AbleNet

On December 12, tune in to an informative webinar on inclusive employment. Learn how everyday technology can be harnessed to support employees with diverse strengths and needs. Everyday technology, or “mainstream” technology, is readily available, affordable, and can provide practical solutions to the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and their employers. Learn about resources and strategies that can be easily implemented in the workplace, as well as specialized technologies that can be utilized to support individuals with more complex needs.

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates – Webinar December 6

Information courtesy of The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

On December 6, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) will present a webinar on Sex Talk for Self-Advocates. Professional sexuality educators will discuss topics like safe sex, avoiding sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), asking your partner if they have been tested for STDs, and what to do if you get an STD.

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Treatment-Resistant Depression & the Neurobiology of Suicide – Webinar Dec 6

Information courtesy of the National Institute of Mental Health and Insource

On December 6, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will present an informative webinar on treatment-resistant depression and the neurobiology of suicide. Tune in to learn about:

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