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Spotlight

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) - May 16

On the third Thursday of May and throughout the year, learn, and share about digital access and inclusion.

May is Older Americans Month

The 2019 theme - Connect, Create, Contribute - encourages older adults and their communities to: Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation; Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment; and Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Understanding and taking care of our mental health is important. Learn about mental health conditions, and how to get and give support to yourself and those around you.

National News

Boston Bombing Survivor: There Are Enough Amputees in the U.S. to Have a Voice

Source: CNN

Department of Justice Files Lawsuit Alleging Violations of the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act in 82 Apartment Complexes in 13 States

Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

How to Talk about Consent with Kids with Disabilities

Source: Rooted in Rights

JAN ENews Newsletter: Volume 17, Issue 2, Second Quarter, 2019

Source: Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

JAN Training Module on Service Animals in the Workplace

Source: Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Survey on Workplace Technology and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Source: Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University

Workforce Disability Inclusion Guide Is Now Updated

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

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News Archives and News by Audience & Topic

Southeast Region News by State

Kentucky (KY)

Financial Capability System Innovation Brief: Building a LADDER to Financial Empowerment in Louisville

Source: LEAD Center

North Carolina (NC)

Ashley Distribution Services to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Tennessee (TN)

Want to Know How Decisions Are Made Inside the Federal Disability Program? It’ll Cost You

Source: Nashville Tennessean

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Regional News by State - Southeast ADA Center

Events & Training

Featured Event

Register for Free 8-Part Webinar Series!

Check out these webinars to build awareness of Employment First, and explore a variety of topics for supported employment providers, vocational rehabilitation professionals, self-advocates, and families.

Part 2: Job Development: The First Steps
Tuesday - May 28, 2019
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. [Eastern]

Learn more and register at:
Advancing Equal Employment Opportunities and Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Sponsors: Southeast ADA Center, Georgia APSE, & Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (WISE)
Web: adasoutheast.org/webinars/

Webinars & Podcasts

Date Event
5/21/2019
Tuesday
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
Question and Answer Session: on Accommodating Students with Disabilities Enrolled in Medical and Health Science Programs
Deadline to Register: May 20, 2019

Webinar Series: Accessibility Online

5/21/2019
Tuesday
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. EST
What Do We Know? Employer Engagement Lessons from the Diversity Partners Project
Deadline to Register: May 20, 2019

Sponsor: Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University

5/22/2019
Wednesday
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
Access to Healthcare and the ADA: A Review of the Case Law
Deadline to Register: May 21, 2019

Webinar Series: ADA Legal Issues

Find More at:

Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

Conferences & On-Site Events

Date Event
June 16-19, 2019

Dallas-Grapevine, TX

National ADA Symposium
Early Deadline to Register: May 17, 2019

Sponsor: ADA National Network, Great Plains and Southwest ADA Centers

Find More at:

Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

Other News & Resources of Interest

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Accessibility cannot be guaranteed for external websites. The Southeast ADA Center provides these links as a courtesy and does not endorse, take responsibility, or exercise control of the organization nor vouch for the accuracy of the contents of the destination link. The contents of this electronic newsletter were developed under Grant #90DP0090-01-00 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The information, materials, and/or technical assistance are intended solely as informal guidance, and are neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the ADA, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA.