Training, Events, and Opportunities to Participate

Webinar:
Where Do I File a Complaint? A Quick Review of ADA Enforcement Options

August 11, 2020
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Join us for a brief overview of how ADA enforcement works and how to file charges of discrimination.

ADA Today Podcast

Check out our latest episode on "COVID-19 and "College" to learn more about how the pandemic is affecting students with disabilities and post-secondary education institutions.

ACL Seeks Input for Strategic Framework for Action

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) seeks input from stakeholders on the “Strategic Framework for Action: State Opportunities to Integrate Services and Improve Outcomes for Older Adults and People with Disabilities.” The Framework aims to support states' efforts to address the holistic needs of older adults and people with disabilities through program coordination and integration with health care financing, and to support partnerships across healthcare and social service organizations. Feedback may be submitted via email to ACLFramework@acl.hhs.gov by August 31, 2020.

The National Down Syndrome Society and Voya Cares to Provide $55,000 in Grants for Entrepreneurs with Down Syndrome

Three $10,000 grants and one $25,000 grant will be awarded this October, in celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Eligible individuals with Down syndrome who have innovative business ideas can apply for a “Go Orange” grant. Recipients will be chosen based on the creativity of their business plan, their goals for the future of their business, and the impact they are making in their communities. All applications must be submitted by August 31, 2020.

Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development Announces First Annual Inclusive Community Development Awards

The Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development (CDICD) announced its first Annual Inclusive Community Development Awards Program. The purpose is to raise the visibility of financial institutions' and community-based organizations' activities that support low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals with disabilities in improving their financial stability. The submission deadline is September 7, 2020.

MENTAL Health Innovation Challenge Seeks Tech Solutions to Social Isolation

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have launched the MENTAL Health Innovation Challenge to develop a social engagement clearinghouse.

MENTAL stands for Mobilizing and Empowering the Nation and Technology to Address Loneliness and social isolation. The goal is to develop a platform that increases awareness of, access to, and use of social engagement technologies and programming to help curtail the impact of loneliness and social isolation for people with disabilities, older adults, and other groups. The deadline for participation is September 8, 2020.

U.S. Department of Transportation Inclusive Design Challenge

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the opening of Stage I of the Inclusive Design Challenge. The Challenge seeks innovative design solutions that can enable people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities to use automated vehicles. Stage I concept proposals are due October 30, 2020.