The DIA Events Page

Posted January 12, 2018
Produced by Edith Prentiss
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Join your Community Board (remember 16 & 17 years old can apply)

Manhattan  deadline 02/09  

Bronx deadline 02/09 718-590-3913

Brooklyn Deadline 02/15

Queens Deadline? application must be notarized Info Vicky Morales Casella 718-286-2900

Staten Island Deadline? or 718-816-2141


01/28  12:30-2:45 PM, Disabled In Action Holiday Party (Dallas BBQ, 241 W 42 St (between 7-8 Avenues) Entrees: Half BBQ Chicken, Baby Back Ribs or Health Power Bowl (Spinach salad with quinoa, avocardo, mushrooms & beans)  Served with Chicken Vegetable Soup, Cornbread, Coleslaw, Steamed Vegetables & Baked Potato, Unlimited Soda, Dessert & Tea or Coffee  COST: $25 MEMBER, you must have paid your dues – check your address label; GUEST $35 (includes DIA membership); AIDES free with Agency ID or documentation otherwise $15  No payment accept 12/28, pay at the 01/21 meeting by check or money order NO CASH. Paypal at , Or send check/money order to Todd Kreisler  250 E 60 #2C, New York, NY 10022 Questions or 917-733-3794


Every Tuesday 5:30-7:30 PM, Advocacy Training: Who is looking Out for Your Rights? (Axis Project, 1325 Fifth Ave, enter E 112 St) A joint project of Axis, Civic League & DIA


2018 NY City Council Participatory Budgeting  Check to see if your Council District is participating


NYC Heat Season (10/01 – 05/31): 6 AM - 10 PM if less than 55 degrees F outside the inside temp must be 68 degrees F


*NEW 01/21  Board Noon -1 PM; DIA Meetings 1:30-4 PM (Selis Manor, 135 W 23 St, 6-7 Aves) 02/18, 03/18, 04/15, 05/27, 06/24, 07/15, 08/19, 09/23, 10/21 & 11/18  Inclement Weather: Cancelations will be announced on Saturdays 30 minutes after sundown on our web site and answering machine 718-261-3737

DIA hats & t-shirts! Shirts Medium - XXXL Hat or shirt $15, hat & shirt $25 Order & prepay @ any meeting to receive merchandise @ next meeting. 718-261-3737 please call if you want to purchase DIA merchandise

DIA Dues: you can pay on the DIA web site by PayPal Your dues status is the date on your address label.  TLC’s Central Dispatch has been expanded to all 5 boroughs


Disaster Survivors with Disabilities Hotline 800-626-4959 provides referrals for disaster assistance with: Disaster-related problem-solving; Evacuation strategies & issues; Shelter accessibility issues; Temporary housing strategies; Assistive device, DME and consumable medical supply referrals & Just-In-Time Disaster Response and Recovery Training- Web-Based and On-Site donations Disability Protection under the NYC Human Rights Law Have You Had Difficulty Paying For or Accessing Prescription Drugs? We Want to Hear From You


ABLE Newspaper: The DIA New Activist News Letter has a new Edition.  NYC disability service facilitators


SPORTS, RECREATION & YOGA: NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation 212-360-1430 or Adaptive Hubs: W. Bx Rec Center, 1527 Jessup Ave, Bx; McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer St, Bklyn; Gertrude Ederle Rec Center 232 W 60 St, Man: Al Oerter Rec Ctr, 131-40 Fowler Ave, Queens; Greenbelt Rec Center, 501 Brielle Ave, Walcott -Rockland Aves, Sea View Hospital, SI) You must be a NYC Park/Rec member to participate in NYC Parks programs 212-360-1430


Every Sun  1-2 PM, WC B Ball, NY Rolling Fury Youth (Gertrude Ederle Rec Ctr 232 W 6 St, W End -Amsterdam Aves, Man.)

Every Sun  2-3 PM, WC B Ball, Adult  (Gertrude Ederle Rec Ctr 232 W 6 St West End -Amsterdam Aves, Man.)

Every Tue  3:30-4:40 PM, Adaptive Yoga  (Burke Sports Center Gym, Main Campus) No experience necessary. Seated class is modified to meet participants’ needs and goals

Every Tue  7-9 PM, WC B Ball, Axis Project Adult (348 E 54 St, 1-2 Aves, Man)

Every Tue  7:30-9:30 PM, WC B Ball, Adult (Al Oerter Rec Ctr, 131-40 Fowler Ave, College Point Blvd, Queens)

Every Wed  7:30-9:30 PM WC B Ball, Adult (W Bx Rec Ctr, 1527 Jessup Ave, 172 St & Cross Bx Expressway, Bronx)

Every Th  1:30-2:30 & 2:45-3:45 PM, Roll Call WC Dance (Brandywine Living, 70 Pinelawn Ave , Commack)

Every Th  6-7 PM, WC B Ball, Adult (E 54 Rec Ctr, 348 E 54 St, 1-2 Aves, Man)

Every Th  6-8 PM, WC B Ball (St. Mary’s Recreation Center, 450 St. Ann’s Ave, Bx) All ages and abilities are welcome Rodolfo Guevara 212-360-3341 or

Every Sat  10:30-12:15 PM, Goalball for athletes who are blind / low vision (Chelsea Rec Ctr, 430 W 25 St, 9-10 Aves)

Every Sat  2-6 PM, Table Tennis (Burke Sports Center Gym, Main Campus) Required registration form can be completed at the practice–no experience necessary. All ages and abilities!


January Yoga with Alexandra (Sports Center, Burke Main Campus) registration914-597-2805

·       01/16 & 23  3:30 – 4:30 PM Vibrant Brain Yoga (seated) free with pre-registration by 01/08

·       01/17-02/28 (except 01/31 & 02/07) Slow Flow Yoga series members $64.50 / non members $72 pre-registration required by 01/08  $15 per class or punch on “class-card” ,

·       01/19 & 02/23  5-6:30 PM, Restorative Yoga Workshop registration & payment required at least 24 hrs in advance $20

·       01/21, 02/11, 02/25, 03/11   1-3 PM, Roll Call WC Dance (Simplay, 180 Commerce Dr, Hauppauge)

·       01/22, 02/12 & 26  5:30-6:30 PM Miracle Ball Method Classes  pre-registration required 24 hrs before class $15 per class or punch on “class-card” ,


*NEW 01/27  11-3 PM, NYC Parks: Winter Jam (Central Park, Bandshell Area, enter @ 72 St) For Accessibility & accommodation 212-360-8213 or complete the Access for All form on website. Volunteers with “Winter Jam volunteer” in the subject line


01/28, 02/18  1-3 PM, Roll Call WC Dance (76 Schaarlenburgh Rd, Harrington Park, NJ)


02/03  2:45-4:45 PM, Roll Call WC Dance (40 Eisenhower Dr #102 , Paramus NJ)


Jan–Apr  5-6:30 PM, Hand Cycle Training Program (Burke Main Hospital, 2 West Gym (enter Main Hospital) Session 1: Jan & Feb once a week & Session 2 Mar-Apr 1-2x week Indoor program incorporates strength, flexibility & endurance training. You will be fitted to & trained to use a hand cycle in preparation for outdoor riding.


COMPUTER CLASSES ETC FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (Tech KIDs Unlimited Financial aid application) /  Music & Movement Classes (Saturdays) The fall semester is $250 (or Pay-What-You-Can) for eight classes. Don't see a price that works for you? Contact us at 347-410-6050. No one will ever be turned away for lack of funds!



Due Date 02/16 Community Navigators Scenario based Training Curriculum Series (for ppl with DD & other disabilities to learn transportation skills)  Kimberly Berg 518-486-7505



DRA: Access to Wheelchair-Accessible Uber Vehicles in NYC DRA is investigating complaints about access to Uber for individuals who need wheelchair-accessible vehicles in NYC. They would greatly appreciate speaking with you if you have a disability that requires you to use wheelchair-accessible vehicles and you would like to use Uber’s transportation services. We would like to speak with individuals who do not have Uber accounts but are interested in using Uber, as well as individuals who have used Uber before. Laurel Ackerson, 212-644-8644 or


DRA is investigating problems students and family members who use mobility aids or have other disabilities participate fully in NYC’s schools. DRA’s goal is to advocate for solutions to help make schools usable for everyone as required by law. You can help improve NYC’s schools by sharing your family’s experiences. Seth Packrone 212-644-8644


NYLPI: Have you recently needed an Accommodation @ a Courthouse? Did you have difficulties finding / using an accessible entrance; did staff suggesting that you don’t need to or can’t serve on juries; inaccessible bathrooms, offices (clerk’s office, information center),courtrooms (lack of accessible seating, jury boxes, witness boxes, routes, etc); Problem getting information about accommodations (lack of knowledge by staff; lack of or unclear signage Maureen Belluscio 212-244-4664, Ext. 312, or


NYLPI - Do you put off visiting your doctor or medical services because they do not have accessible equipment or facilities? Outdated machinery & inaccessible healthcare facilities create barriers that prevent patients WDs from accessing the care they require. NYLPI wants to hear from you if you have experienced difficulties in accessing healthcare. NYLPI may be able to help you obtain accessible healthcare. or 212-244-4664 (voice) or 212-244-3692 (TTY)



Until 01/31, Last date ACA Open Enrollment Period

Until 02/14, Last date to change Medicare Advantages plants in NYS

Until 09/03, Access+Ability (Cooper Hewitt, 2 E 91 St) 70+ innovative designs developed in the last decade, from low-tech products that assist with daily routines to the newest technologies, exploring how users & designers are expanding & adapting accessible products & solutions in ways previously unimaginable.


01/11-12 & 01/15 &16 Heidi Latsky Dance APAP showings  (Mason Hall, 17 Lexington) )


*NEW 01/13, 01/14, 01,20, 01/21, 01/27 & 01/27 10-4 PM rain or shine, 15th Annual After Holiday E-waste (no household appliances) Collection www.lesecologycenter.0rg/2018winter-e-waste-event


*NEW 01/13 – 02/05, IDA Center for Inclusive Design & Environmental Access (IDeA) :Universal Design  & Public Accommodations  / Universal Design & Products


01/19-21 2nd Annual Toronto Abilities Expo (International Centre, Toronto)


*NEW 01/22-23, ADA Coordinator Conference (Orlando)

*NEW 01/29-02/16, An Introduction to Consumer Service Records, Independent Living Plans, and Service Coordination for CILs  Registration Deadline 01/12



*NEW 01/13 10-4 PM, MBBA’s I am A Solution: Education Advisory Workshop & Panel Discussion & Bx Community Law Day (Claremont Community Ctr, 489 E 169 St, Bx) Suspension rate for child of color: How to ensure your special needs child receives the assistance they are entitled to; & NYC Dept of Educ policies register

*NEW 01/13  11-noon, Lincoln Center Sensory-Friendly (for visitors 5-15 with LD/DD ASD) Cocoa Concert with the Budapest Festival Orchestra (Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 W 65 St) Free, registration is required with Cocoa reception to follow or 212.875.5375

*NEW 01/13 2-4 PM, A Forum on How the New Tax Law Affects NY (Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 E 70 St)


*NEW  01/14  9-5 PM, Amer Red Cross free smoke alarm installation in the Bx Appointments:  877-REDCROSS

*NEW  01/14  1-4 PM, ArtAccess Open Art Studio for Independent Artists (18+) with Disabilities (Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park). Longer studio session allows for in depth work on individual projects, registration is required


*NEW 01/16  1-2 PM, ORGANIZERS FORUM: Disability Organizing -- Preparing for the Year Ahead; Call-in: 515-739-1285 code: 521847# & online; CART  (No username/password needed, when you log on at 1 PM

*NEW 01/16  9:45 AM, BFSSAC (888 Fountain Ave, Bldg 1, floor 2, BK) 718-642-8512

*NEW 01/16  10-4 PM, Day of Action to Help & PWDs newly eligible for reduced Property Tax (for list of locations

*NEW 01/16  2-3:30 PM, Brooklyn Afternoons for visitors (18+) with memory loss & care partner (Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Bklyn) Free registration required, Light refreshments, assistive listening devices and wheelchairs are available.

*NEW 01/16  2-4 PM, Employment First-Work incentive & Components for Professionals ( 


*NEW 01/17  12:15 PM, Hearing Middletown Road subway station case (40 Foley Square, Courtroom 619, 1 courthouse north of 1 Centre St) Accessible entry is on the L hand side of the building and has gold double doors. \\We hope to see many of you there.


*NEW 01/17  1 PM, CDE & EARN Twitter Chat on Disability-Inclusive Culture  #CDEInclusion

*NEW 01/17  2-3:30 PM, Commitment to Digital Accessibility: Best Practices for Inclusive Technology Digital

*NEW 01/17  2:30 AM, Science Sense Tours for visitors who are blind or have low vision: Teddy Roosevelt & the Diversity of Life  (AMHN, 79 St & CPW) free for members & with museum admission. or 212-313-7565

*NEW 01/17  6 PM, Town Hall with Mayor de Blasio (E Side MS 114, 331 E 91 St) RSVP & accommodations: manhattantownhall@cityhall, or 212.788.8526 or


01/18  12:15-2:15 PM, NYMTC Meeting (25 Beaver St #201) Speaker Michael Roploge on NYC NYCxTechnology Challenge to achieve climate goals & related efforts to support rapid expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

01/18 1 - 3 PM, #RentFreezeNYC DRIE & SCRIE Application Assistance (BCID, 27 Smith St, BK) RSVP Milagros 718-998-3000 for info re needed documents 

01/18  2-3 PM, PEAT Talk: Expanding Accessibility Awareness in Higher Ed

*NEW 01/18  6-8 PM, People Power Within NYC Local Government (Pelham Fritz Rec Cntr, Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mount Morris Park W 124 St)


*NEW 01/20  10-1 PM,  Programs for Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted, Seeing Through Drawing (The Met, 1000 Fifth Ave) Be inspired by the Museum's collection and learn innovative drawing techniques through workshops that include experimentation with materials, verbal description, and creative response to works of art registration required

*NEW 01/20  11 AM, Women’s March on NYC – Disability Caucus (enter 72-82 Sts & CPW) PWD will be at be the front of the stage (61-62 St & CPW, enter at 72 St) March will go down 6th Ave to Bryant Park, 42 St. (My question is how are PWDs suppose to get through the crowd from 72 to 62 St?) for more info go to Facebook Women’s March Disability Caucus

*NEW 01/20  2-4 PM, Met Signs in the Studio in ASL (no voice) Marks of Color: Watercolor Painting (The Met, 1000 Fifth Ave) Free; reservations are required.

*NEW 01/20 meet in lobby @ 6:45 PM to get free tickets, Riverside Symphony Antecedents & Hear, Hear (Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, B’way & 65 St) Antoinette 917-538-7039 or


*NEW 01/21  11-12:30 PM, Discoveries For Visitors with DD/LD & those on the ASD Masks (Ages 5–17) (The Met, 1000 Fifth Ave, Uris Center for Education) Free; reservations are required. 212-650-2010 or

*NEW 01/21  11-1 PM, Access Family Program for visitors (5-17) with LD, DD, ASD and families: Ship Safety (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, 12 Ave & 46 St) Free, registration is required.

01/21 noon-1 PM Board & 1:30-4 PM, DIA Meeting -  Commissioner Victor Calise, MOPD: Inter-Agency Relations & DSFs  (Selis Manor, 135 W 23 St, 6-7 Aves) Buy DIA hats & t-shirts! Shirts Medium  XXXL Hat or shirt $15, hat & shirt $25 Inclement Weather: Cancelations will be announced on Saturdays 30 minutes after sundown on our web site and answering machine 718-261-3737


*NEW 01/21  2-3:30 PM, Discoveries For Visitors with DD/LD & ASD: Masks (18+) (The Met, 1000 Fifth Ave, Uris Center for Education) Free; reservations are required. 212-650-2010 or


*NEW  01/22  6-8 PM, Cong Jerry Nadler Town Hall (NYU Law, Tishman Aud, 40 Washington Sq South , MacDougal St, ) RSVP

*NEW 01/22  6:30-8:30 PM, AHRC Town Hall (Joseph Weingold Center, 38-18 Woodside Ave, Woodside Q) 212-780-2500

*NEW 01/22 7 PM, Paul Rudd’s 6th Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit (Lucky Strike Lanes) or 212-414-9696


*NEW 01/23  10-11 AM, Patient Advocate Teach-In: Protecting Rights of Older Persons When They Have Delegated Some of Their Health Care Decision Making 712-832-8300 Password: 6258645

01/23 NOON, Common Cause  #LetNYVote Rally to Protect Voting Rights in NYS & lobbying visits (The Capitol, Albany) Register for Buses to Albany  (In my experience, they rarely if ever have accessible buses, Yeah, I know it’s the LAW! Tell them!) Manhattan 7 AM Union Sq  E&E 15 St & Bklyn – Atlantic Terminal @ Flatbush & Hanson registration form must be completed online

*NEW 01/23  2-3:30 PM, Conflict Resolution for Peers register:


*NEW 01/24  8:15-5 PM, Nonprofit Boardcom: the Collaboration of Staff & Boardroom  (Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place) Register

*NEW 01/24  10 AM, Presser TLC Expansion of Central Dispatch to all 5 boroughs ( BK Borough Hall)

*NEW 01/24  2PM Jewish Museum – Multi sensory & Verbal Description Tour for visitors who are blind or have low vision: Veiled Meanings Fashioning Jewish Dress from the Collection of the Israel Museum Jerusalem (1109 Fifth Ave) RSVP required or 212-423-3289

*NEW 01/24  2-3:30 PM, Escapes—Art-Making Workshop for visitors (18+) with dementia & caregivers (The Met, 1000 Fifth Ave)  Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or

*NEW 01/24  5-7 PM, MAC Accessibility Hivemind: Creating Connections Across NYC Theaters ( ART NY Mezzaine Theatre, 502 W 53 10-11 Aves) register  learn about the Museum Access Consortium and how it can support their work. Best practices from a panel of theater-makers and participate in small group discussions to talk about visions for including PWDs in all areas of their theaters’ work.  


*NEW 01/25  10-noon, Bx Boro Pres Public Hearing on the Mayor’s Preliminary Budget FY ‘19 & the Capital & Service needs of the Boro  (198 E 161 St, 10th floor Conf Rm, Bx) If you want to testify, email your contact info to Submit comments by 01/23 and bring 25 copies to the hearing.

*NEW 01/25  1 PM, The History of Disability: WWI & Rehab

*NEW 01/25  6 PM, ASL Tour: Scenes from the Collection (Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Ave) newly re-imagined collection exhibition 650+ works from antiquities to contemporary art as a reflection and powerful expression of artistic and cultural creativity. Free, reservation required or 212.423.3289


*NEW 01/26  8:30 AM, NY Water Board Public Hearing  (255 Greenwich St, 8th floor, 8-S1S2) Testify: or 718-595-3594 written comment submitted by noon on 01/25

*NEW  01/26 2:30 PM, NYAPRS Legislative Day Training (Community Access, 2 Washington St, 9th floor) Harvey Rosenthal RAVP Carla 212-780-1400 x 7726 or


*NEW 01/27  11-noon, ASL INSIDE NYCB: The Legacy of George Balanchine’s Apollo (20 Lincoln Center Plaza) $20 tickets, 212- 870-5636 or

*NEW 01/27  11-3 PM, INCLUDEnyc Fair formerly Summer Fun & More for young people WDs


*NEW 01/29  6-8:30 PM, Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark About Vision Loss (NY Acad of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave 102 St)

*NEW 01/29 6:30-8:30 PM, AHRC Town Hall (Howie Stone ADC, 1420 Ferris Place, Bx) 212-780-2500


*NEW 01/30  1-3 PM, Employment First-Work incentive & Components (

*NEW 01/30  6:30-8:30 PM, AHRC Town Hall (IBR, 1050 Forest Hill Rd, SI) 212-780-2500


*NEW 01/31 8-noon, Best Practices in Running a Fiscal Intermediary (UJA-Fed, 131 E 59 St, Mad– Lexi Aves)

*NEW 01/31  3 PM, Custom AT Solutions for Employment 

*NEW 01/31  3-4 PM, Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program: Community of Practice Strategies for Provider Transformation to Secure Competitive Integrated Employment Topic: Strategies to Support the Shift from Facility-based Services Toward Those that Lead to Creative, Integrated Employment Models

*NEW 01/31  3-4:30 PM, A Webinar: Refining SILC Operations - SILC Indicators & SILC & DSE Assurances  $75 / site

*NEW POL 01/31  6-8 PM, Winter Reception in Support of NYS Sen Brian Kavanagh (121 Fulton St Bar & Grill, 121 Fulton St, RSVP  or 914-236-0538

*NEW POL 0131  6:30 PM, Progressive Action of Lower Manhattan Meeting (125 E 15 St, Irving Place)

*NEW 01/31  6-8 PM, Tenement Museum ASL (no voice) Sweatshop Workers Tour (103 Orchard St) & a reception featuring local Lower East Side foods. Free, reservations are required, or 877-975-3786


*NEW 02/01  8-noon, Best Practices In Running a Fiscal Intermediary  (The Residence Inn by Marriott, Plainview)


REPORTS, ODDS & ENDS Videos of Transition and Diversion Training A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities To assist students & youth with disabilities to achieve their post-school and career goals,


Accessible Shared Sts: Notable Practices & Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities (40 pages)  Watch the video to learn more about ASLdeafined  Access Denied captures the heart of the accessible taxi landscape through the eyes of a wheelchair user.  Disability Language Style Guide National Center on Disability and Journalism for journalists, communication professionals, and members of the general public who are seeking the appropriate and accurate language when writing or talking about people living with disabilities.


Equal Rights Center (ERC) online course, Best Practices for Ensuring that Criminal Records Screening Policies & PracticesComply with Fair Housing Requirements approx 2 hours (free for 6 months)    202-234-3062 or Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities Playlist (10 talks) Designing for disability Good design -- and smart technology -- should fuel inclusivity. These talks show how tech and design can empower Bx DD Council Family Support Guide  Introducing WID E3 WID E3 is an online resource to assist those serving youth/adults WDs and their supporters with information, strategies, and techniques that will help to increase the potential of youth/adults WDs for work and economic participation. WID E3 addresses the often overlooked roadblocks to full inclusion and equity. Focus on 5 key subjects & strategies: Disability and Employment Empowerment; Benefits & Work Incentives; Economic Inclusion; Career ACCESS Initiative; & ABLE 101 Palliative Care in NYS has just been updated. It provides important and relevant information about palliative and end of life care and advance care planning for patients and their loved ones, as well as for health care professionals. It contains over 50 answers to common questions that are asked. Specific information is provided on general health care rights, palliative care, the Palliative Care Access Act, the Palliative Care Information Act, hospice, and advance care planning & a resource list


JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS & SCHLORSHIPS Emergency Snow Laborers $15/hr  & $22.5 after 40 hrs /wk remove snow/ice from bus stops step streets, and other locations


Volunteers or 212-621-0627 Heiskell Braille Library is seeking volunteer peer technology coaches.. include in your email the skills you will bring to the program for example screen readers, magnification, Braille, Android, IOS , Mac, design, voice assistants. There will be a volunteer orientation in January.


Deadline 01/19 ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute brings together a diverse group of students entering their junior and senior years of high school from across the United States to participate in an advanced, first-hand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates.


Deadline 1/25 Access Board Seeks Information & Communication Technology Accessibility Specialist (GS 13/14) in its Office of Technical & Information Services. Candidates who are status eligible or who are eligible under the Vets Employment Opportunity Act, Career Transition Assistance Plan or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan, or special hiring authorities (e.g., the Schedule A appointment for PWDs) should respond to vacancy announcement 18-AB-3. All other candidates 18-AB-4-P. For further information, 304-480-7300 or 


Deadline 03/01 NOD’s 2018 Disability Employment Tracker provides companies’ confidential assessment of company’s  disability inclusion policies and practices. Completion is required to be considered for Diversity Inc’s annual Top 10 Companies for PWDs. Top scorers have the opportunity to earn a NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal.


deadline 03/01   Hamilton Relay Offers $500 Scholarships:


Deadline 03/02 AUCD Leadership Academy week-long program designed to enhance the skills of current and emerging leaders from the disability network to build coalitions to improve systems of supports and services.

. NYS planning group in planning regional youth leadership forums. Youth & young adults WDs (14-24) will help design and carry out forums, beginning in the Capital District. Meetings 1-2 times per month AAPD Career Center is a tool for job-seekers WDs to search for employment opportunities & a place for employers to post jobs and connect with potential employees WDs Feedback Survey


CALL TO ACTION a petition calling on Google maps to be accessible. (Years ago, we reached out to Google about Google Transit which also lack accessible info which the MTA used on their website!)


Please Sign Petition for Disability (DD & ID) Housing!


Disability Integration Act, HR 2472 / S 910, Contact your Senator & Representative, urge them to cosponsor this bipartisan, bicameral legislation To sign on, they would need to contact Amy Bos in Rep Sensenbrenner's office. Letter soliciting sent inviting cosponsors:;jsessionid=1078AD28849FE3D8DC50D80F076C72 2B.app234b?pagename=SD_Grassroots_Advocacy_Petition_Page&utm_source=email&utm_medi um=advocacy_professionals&utm_content=stop-diabetes-insulin-2-lnk&utm_campaign=ADV & ew-yorkers-with-disabilities-c3e14a93-cc9c-4d6e-ae5a-694c83664217s_src=email_advocacy_professionals&s_subsrc=stop-diabetes-insulin-2-lnk Call on Congress to hold hearings with all entities in the insulin supply chain to identify the reasons for the dramatic increases in insulin prices and to take action to ensure that all people who use insulin have affordable access to the insulin they need.  Congress must protect people with disabilities and pass H.R. 3730 to exempt complex rehab manual wheelchair components from Medicare's Competitive Bidding Program. These important components are used by a population of people with significant disabilities such as ALS, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury, who depend on appropriate components, repairs and adjustments in order to maintain their mobility and independence. Help Stop Attacks on the ADA! HR 620 would give businesses that have denied us access for over 26 years additional time to comply with the ADA, while removing any incentive for businesses to come into compliance before receiving a notification. These businesses will face no consequences for their years of discrimination.


SURVEYS AAPD survey for people who require accessible parking, and/or have disabled placard or license plates, takes about 10 minutes and will have a major effect on policies related to parking for PWDs AAR Survey

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