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How To Help Fight Elder Abuse

Information courtesy of Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the National Center on Elder Abuse

In general, elder abuse refers to intentional or neglectful acts by a caregiver or “trusted” individual that lead to, or may lead to, harm of a vulnerable elder. Last year, Indiana Adult Protective Services (APS) investigated over 6,000 cases involving people over age 60.

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(Originally presented at the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities Annual Conference in Indianapolis)

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Fifth Freedom Welcomes New Board Member Jack Morris

Fifth Freedom has welcomed a new board member, Jack Morris. Morris is a partner in the law firm Benson, Pantello, Morris, James & Logan. He is a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne who has always been committed to serving his community.

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ADA Amendments Act Summary

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act went into effect on January 1 of 2009. The main purpose of this act was to nullify previous court decisions that narrowed the definition of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), broadening the definition to make it more in line with the original intent of Congress when the ADA was passed. Also, the intent of the Amendments Act was to encourage the courts, when presented with a disability discrimination case, to not focus on whether or not someone is legally disabled, but to focus on whether or not discrimination occurred.

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Evaluate your workplace technology accessibility with TechCheck

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) helps increase the employment, retention, and advancement of people with disabilities with accessible technology. Recently, PEAT announced a new accessibility evaluation tool, “TechCheck”. TechCheck is a free, interactive tool that helps organizations evaluate their accessible technology efforts and find resources to develop them further.

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