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- Events and Observances
September 22, 2021
July 26, 2021
On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law; this landmark civil rights law affirmed the inherent dignity of every person, regardless of disability. The ADA prohibits discrimination by local and state governments, provides standards for privately owned businesses and commercial facilities, stands against discrimination in the workplace, and ensures equal access to healthcare, social services, transportation, and telecommunications.
October 19, 2020
Join us for our 2020 NDEAM celebration! This year, ACL is celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month with a focus on the work of our National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.
December 16, 2019
Post Journal (December 16) Campaign To Raise Awareness On Senior Resources Chautauqua County Office for the Aging is excited to participate in the 2019 “Home for the Holidays” campaign, led by the Eldercare Locator, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and the U.S. Administration for Community Living in partnership with the University of Southern California’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.
October 1, 2019
ACL joins the country in celebrating the start of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and recognizing the often overlooked talents that people with disabilities bring to the workforce
June 28, 2019
On Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living and Office for Civil Rights held a celebration of a historic victory for inclusion and community living at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, DC (near Metro Center).
October 1, 2018
Every October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) offers an opportunity to celebrate the many contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "America's Workforce: Empowering All."
July 30, 2018
New York Times (July 30)—disability column series Opinion: Automakers Must Deliver on the Promise of Self-Driving Car Technology
November 30, 2017
Veterans representing multiple service branches joined leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Virginia’s health and human resources agencies in Mechanicsville, VA to discuss the Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services (VD-HCBS) program, an innovative program that helps disabled veterans live in their own homes, rather than in nursing homes.