It is the beginning of a comprehensive initiative by FEMA to provide guidance for including persons with disabilities or other special needs in all areas of emergency management activities, including evacuation, housing, sheltering, transportation, and communications.
was developed by FEMA's Office of Equal Rights in coordination with the members of the Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities (ICC), led by the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
is the first of a series of disability-related guidelines to be produced by FEMA for disaster preparedness and response planners and service providers at all levels.
-- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a new reference guide that outlines existing legal requirements and standards relating to access for people with disabilities.
But this much is clear to date: The duty requires more from the employer than simply investigating whether any existing job might be suitable for a disabled employee.
Rather, the employer is expected to determine whether other positions in the workplace are suitable for the employee or if existing positions can be adjusted, adapted or modified for the employee.
(Spanish edition available from the ADA Information Line.) ADA: Know Your Rights -- Returning Service Members with Disabilities | PDF This 28-page booklet is designed to provide military service members who have been seriously wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom a basic understanding of their rights under the ADA and where to turn for additional information and assistance.
ADA Questions and Answers A 31-page booklet giving an overview of the ADA's requirements for ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation, and requiring the establishment of TDD/telephone relay services.
A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment | PDF A 2-page pamphlet for people with disabilities providing a general explanation of the employment provisions of the ADA and how to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.One reason for this is that, as the National Center for Health Statistics reports, U. obesity rates have more than doubled since the 1970s—which means there has been an associated rise in weight-related health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a significant rise in the number of children—the workforce of the not-so-distant future—with such developmental and behavioral conditions as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, and various mood and anxiety disorders.In addition, more older employees are in the workforce, and some of these seniors have disabilities. Unfortunately, many employers are overwhelmed and underprepared when it comes to accommodating employees who have disabilities.LINX Camps offer a camp experience that fosters friendships, spirit and camaraderie.While campers get to enjoy specialty programs led by expert instructors, a large focus is also placed on the entire camp uniting as a community.