May 24, 2022
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Eastern
This virtual event is for arts groups seeking to be more accessible and inclusive, and artists with disabilities who want to learn strategies from peers to embrace and uplift their inherent power.
May 25, 2022
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Dr. Gretchen Snethen, Associate Director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion, will present this session, highlighting a new resource on "Creating Welcoming Parks and Recreation Environments."
May 26, 2022
5:00 p.m. Eastern
This virtual session will provide practical tips for business operators to reach and serve the growing market of people with disabilities.
June 2, 2022
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Join this discussion about traffic stops, police interactions, and public safety issues for individuals with disabilities, including those from minority communities. This discussion is sponsored by Independence Now, a Center for Independent Living serving Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryand.
June 6 – 11, 2022
This week-long celebration will feature a variety of activities, culminating in the annual parade and festivities featuring disabled performers. Check out the calendar of events for more information and to register in advance.
The LiveWell App Factory seeks to fund development of mobile information and communication technology (ICT) applications to improve health and function of people with disabilities. The goal is to expand access and usefulness of emerging technologies for people of all abilities. Organizations and individuals are invited to submit proposals for financial support to develop mobile apps designed for smartphone and tablet platforms (e.g., Android, iOS, Windows). The due date for proposals is August 1, 2022.
Are you age 55 or older, have a disability, are currently employed, and reside in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia)? We want your opinion! Participating in our survey will only take 15 minutes, and will provide us with important, anonymous information. At the end of the survey, you will have the option of providing your email address to enter into a lottery to win a $25.00 VISA gift card.
New: National Corrections ADA Coordinator Information Sharing Group
The purpose of the NCACISG is to create a safe environment for productive, positive information sharing and collaboration among ADA Coordinators and others who handle ADA issues within correctional institutions, including jails, prisons, etc.. Corrections agencies face many hurdles in addressing inmate requests for accommodations while maintaining effective care, custody, and control – this group is designed to facilitate the development of viable solutions! For additional information, contact Tiffany Fackler, PA DOC ADA Coordinator/NCACISG Chair, or fill out the membership form.
Speaking Up About Mental Health! This is My Story is an essay contest for high school students ages 16-18 to address ways to reduce mental health stigma that young people may need to overcome when seeking mental health treatment.
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) offers this short course to help employers learn more about strategies for supporting worker mental health and wellness.
The U.S. Department of Education announced plans to gather public input on possible amendments to their regulations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, which prohibits disability discrimination in programs that receive federal financial assistance, including schools and postsecondary institutions. The public is invited to submit comments and suggestions.