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Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908, 401-456-8072

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July 30, 2014

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Webinar: Rising to the Occasion ADA, Olmstead & State Efforts to Promote Integrated Employment
Published on July 22, 2014 by the LEAD Center


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24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26th marked the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Learn more about ADA form these projects and resources:

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National Disability Coalition Seeks Comments
Deadline: August 15, 2014

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has established a National Disability Coalition that provides an opportunity for all interested stakeholders to share unique insights directly with policy makers and other stakeholders on topics of particular interest to Social Security. SSA is seeking participants for an online comment forum on the Disability Decision Process. The online forum is now open for public ideas and comments via IdeaScale through August 15, 2014. This forum will assist SSA develop responsive and effective policies that will empower people with disabilities, minimize their financial hardship, and ensure proper use of Disability Trust funds. The Disability Coalition plans to meet three times per year, beginning with the first meeting on September 24, 2014. Prior to each meeting, SSA will host a four-week engagement using IdeaScale to promote stakeholder discussion. After the meetings, SSA will host a two-week post meeting engagement to provide a final opportunity for discussion.


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