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Improve work outcomes for people with disabilities – Join the online dialog before April 27

Information courtesy of U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor wants to hear from you! They are looking for ideas on policies that states can develop or implement to support people with disabilities in employment. Your ideas are needed on key areas like workplace inclusion, workplace accessibility, transportation to and from work, workplace technology, and the built environment.

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ADA Education and Reform Act Passes House – Controversial Bill Could Delay Accessibility Fixes

Information courtesy of National Council on Independent Living, the National Disability Rights Network, the Autism Society

The ADA Education and Reform Act (HR 620) has passed the House and moved on to the Senate. The Senate has not as yet written its own version of the bill.

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NPR Series Discusses Sexual Assault against People With Intellectual Disabilities

Information courtesy of NPR, the Arc, and RespectAbility

NPR is airing a series of news stories on victims of sexual assault who have intellectual disabilities (ID). People with ID have one of the highest rates of sexual assault of any group in America, over seven times the rate of people without disabilities. “Abused And Betrayed: People With Intellectual Disabilities And An Epidemic Of Sexual Assault” runs until January 18, and includes interviews with staff and clients from several chapters of The Arc.

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Partners in Policymaking accepting new applicants – Applications due May 7

Information courtesy of the Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities

Are you a person with a disability, or a parent of a child with a disability? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Consider applying for the Partners in Policymaking Academy!  Partners will teach you leadership skills and how to form relationships with the people who make the policy that affect the services you and your family use. Learn to work with elected officials, school personnel, and others to make a difference.

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ADA-Indiana Grants for Local ADA Implementation Projects – Proposals due January 19, 2018

Information courtesy of ADA-Indiana and the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities

ADA-Indiana, in conjunction with Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, is accepting proposals for the 2018 Keith Coros Community ADA Implementation Projects. Proposals are due January 19, 2018.  The purpose of this program is to promote increased implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in Indiana’s local communities. Funding up to $3,000 is available for projects submitted by social service agencies, local government entities, schools, businesses, or other community organizations interested in increasing implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This year, ADA-Indiana will be seeking proposals in the area of transportation and/or employment.

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