NDLA ADA 25 Celebration July 27

The National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND) is a member of the National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA) Steering Committee.  NDLA is a coalition led by 15 national organizations run by people with disabilities with identifiable grassroots constituencies around the country.  As a member, NOND requests that  you consider assisting our organization in raising funds for the NDLA ADA 25 Celebration which will be held in Washington, DC on July 27.

This exciting community-wide celebration will be the largest ADA Anniversary event in the United States.  Please pledge your support today!  Sponsor packages are available at all levels and include great visibility to demonstrate your support for the disability community!  Sponsorship information and ticket sales are available on the National Disability Leadership Alliance’s website at http://www.disabilityleadership.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96&Itemid=40.

Please join disability rights leaders and activists, Members of Congress, Administration Officials, and others as we gather to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This community wide celebration is being hosted by the National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA).  Individual tickets can be purchased for $50.

A CELEBRATION OF PRIDE, POWER, AND PROMISE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Date: Monday, July 27, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM 11:00 PM
Location: Grand Hyatt
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITS

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of NDLA’s ADA 25th Anniversary event please contact:

OFCCP Publishes Proposal to Improve Job Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

OFCCP Publishes Proposal to Improve Job Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/503/

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a new rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to set a hiring goal of having 7 percent of their workforces be people with disabilities, among other requirements. The department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs invites public comment on this proposal, which was published in the December 9 edition of the Federal Register.

Additional Federal Attention Needed to Help Protect Access for Students with Disabilities

Charter schools enrolled a lower percentage of students with disabilities than traditional public schools, but little is known about the factors contributing to these differences. In school year 2009-2010, which was the most recent data available at the time of our review, approximately 11 percent of students enrolled in traditional public schools were students with disabilities compared to about 8 percent of students enrolled in charter schools.
Read GAO Report: Additional Federal Attention Needed to Help Protect Access for Students with Disabilities

A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?

A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?

Donna Martinez May 19, 2012

And apparently the US District Court in Oregon is in agreement!

From NDRN: Breaking News

Yesterday, the U.S. District Court in Oregon issued a 16-page Opinion and Order
in the case Lane v. Kiltzhaber, 3:12-cv-00138-ST. The Lane complaint claims that
failure to provide supported employment services violates Title II of the ADA
and the integration mandate. The Court granted the state defendants’ motion to
dismiss the complaint, but without prejudice and with leave to amend, while
directing the Plaintiffs how to correct the wording of the complaint. Most
importantly, the Court determined that the plaintiffs have valid cognizable
claims under Title II of the ADA and that the integration mandate applies to the
provision of employment-related services.

Working as a Nurse With a Disability

Working as a Nurse With a Disability
by Elisabeth Greenbaum Kasson

What are your options if you aspire to be a nurse and are disabled? What would you do if you were already working as a nurse and became disabled? Whether you are living with obvious disabilities such as limb differences or paralysis, or less visible ones such as a chronic illness, sensory impairment or post-traumatic stress disorder, there are few reasons that would prevent you from successfully completing a nursing program, or continuing your career. The field is diverse and there is a place for nearly everyone.
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A Chance to See Disabilities as Assets

A Chance to See Disabilities as Assets
By PEGGY KLAUS
New York Times
Published: February 4, 2012

MANY people know of Berkeley, Calif., as the birthplace, in the 1960’s, of the Free Speech Movement. Fewer people know that Berkeley also played a major role in the disability rights movement. It was here, also in the ’60s, that Ed Roberts — a student with quadriplegia — became an outspoken advocate of the cause.

The Americans with Disabilities Act and Afterwards: Disabilities in Medical Education and Practice

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Disabilities: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Sue Sun Yom, MA, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Neither numbers nor definitions come easily when considering disabilities. Although 35 to 49 million Americans are formally classified as disabled,1 many more disabilities may be unreported or undiagnosed. Disabilities differ in kind and degree of functional impairment and in the role they play in shaping a person’s identity.

In this issue we explore how the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) has affected medical education and medical practice, since the ADA’s major provisions were implemented 5 years ago.2 Additionally, we were curious to learn about the experiences of individuals living with a disability. In our authors’ candid accounts we saw their focus on adaptation and success rather than failure, and their development of insights and compensations that may bring a special compassion to the profession.