Top Menu

Archive | News

ADA Amendments Act 2008

Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act is Signed President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. The ADAAA ensures that the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act will once again be available to the many people with mental or phyical disabilities who need them. Enacted after lengthy negotiations, the ADAAA overturns […]

Continue Reading

What is the ADA?

What is the ADA? The ADA is a federal civil rights law that was passed in 1990 and went into effect beginning in 1992. Its purpose is to protect people with disabilities from discrimination in employment (Title I), in the programs and activities offered by state and local governments (Title II), and in accessing the […]

Continue Reading

Celebrating Deaf Awareness Week

Abilities ~ Promoting the employment of Vermont citizens of all abilities September 2008 – Vol 2, Issue 4 Dear Friends ~   Celebrating Deaf Awareness Week This week – the last full week in September – is Deaf Awareness Week.  It is held in commemoration of the first World Congress of the Deaf that was held […]

Continue Reading

”autism crosses a line from an educational issue to a medical one.”

DOVER – Because of his severe autism, the cost of educating 5-year-old Jack Ursitti runs $100,000 a year. But unlike expenses with most medical conditions, the bills for treating him will be borne by Dover schools and the rural town’s taxpayers – not his family’s medical insurance. Now, the nation’s largest autism advocacy group, Autism […]

Continue Reading

Disability Mentoring Day™

Save The Date: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15, 2008 – Disability Mentoring Day™ is a large-scale, broad-based effort designed to promote career development for students and other job seekers with disabilities (mentees) through hands-on career exploration, job shadowing, and internship or employment opportunities, and matching of mentee/mentor relationships. Disability Mentoring Day: Career Development for the 21st Century, […]

Continue Reading

Tilting at Windmills: Changing Attitudes Toward People with Disabilities

Negative attitudes toward employees with disabilities can result in discrimination (Scope, 2003, Shapiro, 1994). Companies, agencies, and organizations are composed of individuals with their own attitudes and beliefs about people with disabilities. Co-workers will draw conclusions regarding the people with whom they work. Supervisors and management staff will make decisions that affect employees. The individual […]

Continue Reading

Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): A Guide for Employers

Each year, thousands of military personnel stationed around the world leave active duty and seek to return to jobs they held before entering the service or look to find their first, or new, civilian jobs. According to government statistics, between October 2001 and February, 2008, more than 30,000(1) veterans returned home with service-connected disabilities (e.g., […]

Continue Reading