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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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State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Webinar June 6

Information courtesy of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and The Arc

On June 6, tune in to an informative webinar covering some of the latest disability research. Learn about national and state revenues, spending, and programmatic trends in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities services and supports, and the impact of federal and state fiscal policies on innovations in the support and services system in the states and nation.

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Ticket to Work for People with Mental Health Issues – Webinar May 24

Some people with disabilities may be able to work and continue receiving disability benefits. On May 24, tune in to a free webinar from the Social Security Administration to learn about the Social Security administration’s Ticket to Work program and support services for people who are ready to work. This month’s webinar will also include information for people with mental health issues.

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Housing Accessibility under the Americans with Disability Act and the Fair Housing Act – Webinar May 24

Information courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

On May 24, the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center will present an informative webinar on housing accessibility laws. This webinar will include an overview of the 2010 ADA Standards and Fair Housing Act Accessibility Guidelines, as well as a brief discussion of the basic accessibility requirements mandated by federal and state building codes.

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The Disability Integration Act And Why it Matters to You – Webinar May 23

Information courtesy of the United Spinal Association

On May 23, tune in to an important webinar about the Disability Integration Act. If passed, this bill would help people with disabilities to live in the community instead of being forced into institutional settings, such as nursing homes. Learn the specifics of the bill, and how this law would benefit people with spinal cord disabilities by ensuring services and supports needed are provided in a person’s home.

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication use in the Classroom – Webinar May 22

Information courtesy of AbleNet

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