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Reasonable Accommodations and Small Businesses – Webinar Aug 11

Information courtesy of the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University

On August 11, tune in to an informative webinar to learn about reasonable accommodations and small businesses. Many small employers believe that reasonable accommodation is cost prohibitive. In reality, most employers report low or no cost when making accommodations. This webinar will explore the misunderstandings and best practices of particular relevance to small employers when accommodating employees with disabilities in and around the workplace.

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Working with Siblings of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Webinar Aug 10

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

On August 10, tune in to an informative webinar to learn how providers of supports and services can develop working partnerships with siblings of individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). The webinar will cover the importance of partnering with siblings, feasible ways to collaborate with siblings, and ways to overcome challenges in working with siblings.

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Hearing Loss Obligations in the Workplace – Webinar August 9

Information courtesy of TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

People with hearing loss regularly face barriers to communication access in the workplace. Learn about the legal rights of applicants and employees with hearing loss and the legal obligations of employers in communicating with these individuals in the workforce. The presentation will also cover available resources for managing the employer-employee relationship.

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Indiana Launches Statewide ABLE Program – Tax-advantaged savings accounts available for qualified people with disabilities

Information courtesy of the Office of the Indiana Treasurer of State

This month, Indiana launched its statewide ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience Act) Account program. ABLE Accounts allow people with disabilities to save for their future and pay for disability-related expenses without jeopardizing their access to public benefits.  You can open the account for yourself, or an authorized individual can open one on your behalf, if you were diagnosed with a disability before the age of 26, and are either receiving or currently eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits.

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Emergency Preparation Tips for People with Disabilities – Web radio show August 2

Information courtesy of the Southeast ADA Center

“ADA Live!” is a monthly radio show broadcast free on the Internet. Ask questions and learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Leaders in the field will share their knowledge, experience and successful strategies that increase the participation of persons with disabilities in communities and businesses.

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