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Accommodations’ for the Disabled Should Become Norms

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

By SARAH GOLDMAN GUEST COLUMNIST | JUL 30, 2020 I was born into “generation ADA,” which is anyone born around or after the time the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed in 1990. I am fortunate to benefit from having curb cuts for my wheelchair, have the ability to ride almost any form of… Read More »

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Before the ADA., There was Section 504

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

In 1977, people with disabilities held sit-ins to demand action on a law that granted accessibility, paving the way for the Americans With Disabilities Act. By Julia Carmel When the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was passed to prohibit employment discrimination based on disability, it was supposed to protect disabled people and ensure their rights… Read More »

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ADA 30th Anniversary – Celebrate. Learn. Share

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

The Advocacy Network on Disabilities is proud to support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 30th Anniversary. On July 26th we celebrate this important civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to… Read More »

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National Disability Voter Registration Week

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Every year, the REV UP Campaign coordinates National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) to increase the political power of people with disabilities by sharing resources and getting folks registered to vote. This year, NDVRW is July 13-17. With an estimated 35 million people with disabilities eligible to vote in 2020, REV UP invites states… Read More »

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Hear from an Exceptional Student Ed Administrator how the Public Schools are Supporting Students with Disabilities During School Closures

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Hear from an Exceptional Student Ed administrator how the public schools are Supporting Students with Disabilities During School Closures (May 19, 2020)

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New Online Training Opportunities

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Due to COVID-19 concerns, until further notice, all face-to-face trainings are cancelled. The following listings are available online. Please register by logging into Trust Academy. Inclusion Peer Support Groups The Advocacy Network invites you to continue connecting. The Inclusion Peer Support groups were very successful. For your convenience, we scheduled a new series on… Read More »

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We Count! – Free E-book

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Check out this full-color, illustrated children’s counting book guides households on how to report children for the census, covering complicated living arrangements and diverse American families. Download free eBooks in 15 languages here.

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College student makes masks for the deaf & hard of hearing

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

By Claire Kopsky WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A college senior from Versailles put her stir-craziness to good use with a project that will help the deaf and hard of hearing community. “I just saw that people were making masks on Facebook for everyone to have instead of the throwaway masks, and I… Read More »

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Completing the Census is a Snap!

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Don’t let COVID-19 stop you from completing your 2020 census. It has never been easier to respond to the census from the comfort of your own home. You can complete your census online, over the phone, or by mail–all without having to meet someone in person. If you have not received your census invitation… Read More »

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Training Updates

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, until further notice, The Advocacy Network is cancelling all face-to-face training courses. Our online training courses Discovering Inclusion, and Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continue to be available. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @advocacymiami for any updates regarding our training courses… Read More »

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