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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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Doing some Black Friday shopping? Help Fifth Freedom and people with disabilities by shopping online at your favorite stores!

The holiday season is here! Why not buy your gifts online and help people with disabilities at the same time? Just head to Goodsearch.com!

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Lessons for HR Professionals from the Job Search Experience of Candidates with Disabilities – Webinar December 9

Information courtesy of Disability.gov

On December 9, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) will host an informative webinar on the job search experience of people with disabilities. Learn about how employers can improve their posting and hiring processes to close the employment gap for talent with disabilities, and what companies across industry sectors are doing to promote disability employment practices.

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Accessible Emergency Transportable Housing – Webinar December 4

Information courtesy of the ADA National Network, the Great Lakes ADA Center, and the US Access Board

 

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Preparing for Postsecondary Education and Employment – Webinar December 2

Information courtesy of Disability.gov, The Youth Transitions Collaborative, and U.S. Department of Education

Growing up can be difficult, especially the transition from school to work. On December 2, tune in to an informative webinar about the school-to-work transition for students with disabilities. Presenters will share tools and resources on self-advocacy and transition planning.

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December vote planned for Achieving a Better Life Experience Act

Information courtesy of Disability Scoop, the Daily Times

As Fifth Freedom reported back in September, Congress is finally moving forward with the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act). After considering the bill for eight years, Congress is finally scheduled to bring it up for a vote in the first week of December.

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