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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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Next Steps in Quality Measurement for Person-Centered Planning – Webinar December 5

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

On December 5, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) will present an informative webinar on measuring the quality of services and supports. Tune in to learn about three important efforts to measure quality through a person-centered lens: the latest initiatives of the Council on Quality and Leadership Personal Outcome Measures, the National Core Indicators, and the Home and Community-Based Services Outcome Measurement project at the University of Minnesota.

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Parking and the Americans with Disabilities Act – Webinar November 14

Information courtesy of the Great Lakes ADA Center and the ADA National Network

On November 14, the Great Lakes ADA Center will present an informative webinar on accessible parking. Learn about common situations and issues, such as:

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Best Practices in Inclusive Employment – Webinar November 13

Information courtesy of the Great Lakes ADA Center, ADA-Indiana, and the ADA National Network

On November 13, the Great Lakes ADA Center will present a webinar on inclusive employment. Employers everywhere are looking for qualified individuals to fill positions within their companies. There is a vast pool of untapped talent that have been historically unemployed and underemployed: professionals with disabilities. Tune in to learn strategies employers can use to recruit, hire, and retain, and promote employees with disabilities.

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Inclusive Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery – Webinar November 8

Information courtesy of the Pacific ADA Center and the ADA National Network

On November 8, the Pacific ADA Center will present a webinar on new legislative efforts for disability-inclusive disaster planning. The legislation focuses on analyzing the responses to disasters of the past five years and determining how best to include individuals with disabilities and seniors in the preparation, response, and recovery process.

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Welcoming Veterans with Disabilities into the Workplace – Webinar November 7

Information courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center and TransCen

On November 7, tune in to an informative webinar to learn how employers can help veterans with disabilities transition to the workplace. The webinar will cover how to create a welcoming environment for veterans with disabilities and unique aspects of military culture. Presenters will also cover attitudes and behaviors that can affect veterans with disabilities and their engagement in the business culture.

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