WE NEED YOUR HELP!
People with Disabilities have repeatedly told us that access to transportation is a very large problem for them. We want to know more. Frankly, we need to know more. Is access a problem because there is not enough information, too few options, or is there some other reason?
The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, Services for Independent Living, Disability Rights Ohio and the Government Resource Center have developed a survey about the transportation system that serves people with disabilities in Ohio. This survey is open to everyone and will help these groups develop a better understanding of the real challenges people with disabilities face when dealing with transportation barriers.
If you are a person with a disability, a family member, a provider of transportation services or anyone with a stake in the transportation system in Ohio, we invite you to participate in this survey. Advocates often use the phrase, “Nothing about us, without us,” as a rallying cry for inclusion and participation of people with disabilities. Now is your chance to participate!
The survey is offered online at each organization’s website, or via the link below. Don’t wait too long though, the survey will be open to the public until July 13, 2016.
Click here to get started now.
If you have any questions about this survey before or after you complete it, or encounter any technical problems, please contact Colin Odden at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-614-685-9357.
The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
Services for Independent Living
Disability Rights Ohio
Government Resource Center
CELEBRATE THE 26th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADA!
Join us on July 28, 2016 11:00 - 2:00
160 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
More info at: www.adacolumbus.com
Veterans Helping Veterans
Peer Support Group for Veterans With Disabilities
June 15, 2016 7:00 - 8:30 PM
North Broadway United Methodist Church
48 E. North Broadway Columbus, OH 43214
"Getting Out of the Box"
Light refreshments, good company and meaningful connections provided!
Accommodations available upon request
RSVP to: email@example.com
6/28/2016 2:00:00 PM ET
Please note the special date for this session.
This webinar will focus on federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), the Fair Housing Act, and the Air Carrier Access Act, as they apply to veterans with disabilities. Topics will include reasonable accommodation in the workplace and non-discrimination in housing and traveling by bus, train, or plane. This webinar is suitable for service providers and advocates who may work with veterans, and veterans with disabilities interested in learning more about their rights under federal law in employment, housing, and transportation.
Sharon E. Debbage Alexander
Heather L. Ansley
Susan ProkopContinuing Education Recognition Available
Certificate of Attendance1.5
For the latest edition of ADA Case Law Digest, follow this link: http://www.adacaselaw.org/Digests/2016/spring2016.asp
WASHINGTON – To reflect the important role disability plays in workforce diversity, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy today announced that the theme of 2016’s official National Disability Employment Awareness Month is “#InclusionWorks.”
“By fostering a culture that embraces individual differences, including disabilities, businesses profit by having a wider variety of tools to confront challenges,” said Jennifer Sheehy, deputy assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. “Our nation’s most successful companies proudly make inclusion a core value. They know that inclusion works. It works for workers, it works for employers, it works for opportunity, and it works for innovation.”
Observed in October, NDEAM is a nationwide campaign celebrating the skills and talents workers with disabilities bring to our workplaces. Led nationally by ODEP, NDEAM’s true spirit lies in the many grassroots observances held nationwide every year. Each spring, the theme for each year’s celebration is announced to help organizations and groups plan their events.
ODEP created this year’s theme with input from a wide variety of its partner organizations, including those representing employers, people with disabilities and their families, and federal, state and local agencies. The hope is that the hashtag theme spurs both individuals and groups to post images and stimulate discussion on social media about the many ways “inclusion works.”
NDEAM’s history dates back to 1945, when Congress declared the first week in October each year as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was dropped to acknowledge individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, the federal legislature expanded the week to a month and changed the name to NDEAM. When the department established ODEP in 2001, the agency assumed responsibility for NDEAM.
For more information about NDEAM, including specific ideas for how different types of organizations can participate
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Derek Mortland, ADA and Community Outreach Coordinator