Do you need help cleaning up after Tropical Storm Isaias? Crisis Cleanup, a free needs management service for disaster survivors, has launched a Home Cleanup Hotline for Tropical Storm Isaias. Survivors can call 844-965-1386 to be connected with volunteer groups.
Resources for College Students with Disabilities Best Colleges released several guides for college students with disabilities. In these guides, you will find disability-specific resources, and information on financial aid and scholarships. There is also information on the disability services that
Lawsuit Filed Today in Federal Court July 27, 2020 – Raleigh, NC – Today, disability organizations filed a lawsuit against the North Carolina State Board of Elections (“NCSBOE”) for excluding North Carolinians with disabilities from their Absentee Voting program. The
The CDC recently released a Covid-19 Toolkit for people with disabilities. This includes guidance around the needs of adults, children and youth with disabilities and/or special healthcare needs.
July 26 marks the 30 year anniversary since the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) passage into law. Learn more about the ADA, and explore some of the local and online events celebrating this anniversary. The story of the ADA Signing
For years, Sadie and her grandson John lived in a home that was severely damaged by hurricanes Matthew and Florence. Rain would pour into Sadie’s home during storms, and her well pump was broken. Then, last December, things got worse.
A statement from our Chief Executive Officer On July 26, 2020, our nation celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark legislation has been hailed as the “Emancipation Proclamation” for disabled Americans. The ADA has
Your child’s rights during school closures Is my child still entitled to special education while school buildings are closed? Yes. The laws protecting the rights of special education students still apply during this time. School districts must provide a
Updates and Resources Understanding Trauma in Disaster Shelter Settings July 14 and 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Please join us to learn more about trauma-informed approaches in shelter settings, presented by nationally recognized trauma expert, Dr. Kelly Graves.
Updates and Resources ASL Videos providing resources and information on COVID-19: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/services-deaf-and-hard-hearing/covid-19-resources-and-information The ADA responds to mandated face masks. This gives examples of accommodations/modifications to face mask policies: http://www.adasoutheast.org/ada/publications/legal/ada-and-face-mask-policies.php#examplesRM HHS Initiatives to Address the Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on African