On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities.
This legislation established a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities. On July 26, 2015, we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the ADA.
The ADA has expanded opportunities for Americans with disabilities by reducing barriers and changing perceptions, and increasing full participation in community life. However, the full promise of the ADA will only be reached if we remain committed to continue our efforts to fully implement the ADA.
Vocational Rehabilitation Program Specialist, GS-101-13, located in the Rehabilitation Services Administration, State Monitoring and Program Improvement Division (SMPID), Technical Assistance & VR Units closes on June 15, 2015 and is open to everyone.
SKIL's Resource Central returns with host Blue for this week's program. Blue visits with Dennis Atkins, with SKIL and CRO of Hope, about the upcoming SEK Fishing Has No Boundaries event at Bill Hill Lake on Saturday, June 6th. Dennis describes his involvement with FHNB and tells us his favorite part of the annual event. He talks about the different booths and free food provided during Fishing Has No Boundaries.
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In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is collecting stories from the ADA Generation — youth and young adults who came of age since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act — about what the ADA means to them.
These stories will be published on the IEL website and shared through social media. IEL encourages creativity in format, media, and content. Stories can be in written, graphic, or video form. Videos should be no longer than three (3) minutes and written submissions should be no longer than 500 words.
Each year, the Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy recognizes and celebrates three outstanding people who deserve to be recognized for their accomplishments and/or support of youth with disabilities.
KYEA has an award for a KSYLF alumni, one for a committed mentor, and one for a champion of youth with disabilities.
Do you know anyone who fits one of the descriptions below? Nominate them! All award recipients will be recognized at the KSYLF Mentor Luncheon in July.
Nominations are DUE by JUNE 19, 2015!