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Senate Prepares to Vote on American Health Care Act – Vote expected before July 4 holiday

Information courtesy of the National Council on Independent Living, NBC News, and the Congressional Budget Office

Last month, the House passed the highly controversial American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). Since then, a group of thirteen Senators have been working behind closed doors to produce the Senate’s own version of the bill. The changes are not expected to be drastic, but for those outside of the Senate working group, just how different the new bill will be is impossible to say.

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Why Jobseekers with Disabilities Need a Digital Brand – Webinar June 15

Information courtesy of Disability.gov and PEATworks.org

On June 15, Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) will present an informative webinar about job hunting in the digital age. Today, a successful job search starts by creating your own digital “brand”. For students with disabilities in particular, strategically shaping an online persona can open many career doors. This webinar will profile how several people with disabilities leveraged social media to start successful careers.

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Making Presentations Accessible to People with Disabilities – Webinar June 13

Information courtesy of VSA

On June 13, VSA (Very Special Arts) will present an informative webinar on accessible presentations. Learn how the design, structure, and facilitation of your conference presentation can ensure that your attendees will be engaged, activated, and empowered. Topics will include session content structures, design and use of space and materials, utilizing technology effectively, and participant engagement techniques.

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Accessible Tourism – Webinar June 13

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

On June 13, the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center will present an informative webinar accessible tourism and recreation. Sixty percent of individuals with disabilities are over the age of 65. These are Baby Boomers – the same population that in the next five years will control 70% of the disposable wealth in this county. It makes economic sense to promote tourist destinations as friendly to people with disabilities and those who may have changing mobility or sensory needs.

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State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Webinar June 6

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

On June 6, tune in to an informative webinar covering some of the latest disability research. Learn about national and state revenues, spending, and programmatic trends in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities services and supports, and the impact of federal and state fiscal policies on innovations in the support and services system in the states and nation.

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