Training, Events, and Opportunities to Participate

Cancer as a Disability:
Your Rights in the Workplace

March 15, 2018
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Conference Accessibility Initiative's Disability Ambassador Program

This initiative, a partnership between the World Institute on Disability (WID) and JPMorgan Chase & Co., works to make community development and policy conferences more accessible to and inclusive of people with disabilities. The project offers scholarships for people with disabilities to attend civil rights or community development conferences throughout the country; applicants for the Disability Ambassador program must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.

SAMHSA Voice Awards Nominations Due March 16

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) honors people in recovery and their family members who are improving the lives of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in communities across the country. The awards program also recognizes television and film productions that educate the public about behavioral health and show that recovery is real and possible through treatment and recovery supports. Nominations are due by March 16th.

2018 TechSAge Design Competition

This competition seeks to inspire talented college students from around the world to develop technology-enabled design solutions to meet the needs of older adults with disabilities facing everyday challenges in areas such as health at home, social connectedness, active lifestyles, and community mobility. Students may enter individually or in teams, and are encouraged to partner with an older adult to develop creative solutions. Applications must be submitted by March 25, 2018.

Employers: HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration

The Department of Labor is establishing this program under the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act, or HIRE Vets Act. This year’s demonstration is designed to conduct a test of the application, review, and award processes for the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, which will launch in 2019. Small, medium, and large employers are encouraged to apply by April 30, 2018; up to 300 will be recognized for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s veterans.

2018 Student Research and Design Competition: Access and AAC

This competition is designed to stimulate research and development on Access and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), systems and tools to support individuals with disabilities who have complex communication needs. The competition is open to students from high school through graduate and post-graduate levels. Students can work with faculty on the project, but the submission should clearly reflect the work of the student or student team. Submissions are due by May 4, 2018.

Survey on Health Reform and Disability

This online survey is open to adults 18 to 64 years old with any type of disability and any type of health insurance. Responses are anonymous. Qualified participants may enter to win a $100 gift card.