Training, Events, and Opportunities to Participate

Webinar: The ADA in Jails and Prisons:
A Guide to Accommodating Inmates and Visitors with Disabilities

January 16, 2020
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Challenge: Inclusive Talent Pipeline for American Businesses

This program from the Administration for Community Living in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (ACL/HHS) invites businesses to compete for cash prizes to develop innovative models for increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The cash prizes will serve as seed money to refine, develop, test, and implement initial concepts. Winners will receive travel to Washington, D.C., mentorship from experts in the field, and promotion of their models. The deadline to submit proposals is February 14, 2020.

U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Comment on Proposal to Improve the Accessibility of Lavatories on Single-Aisle Aircraft

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to its Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on the accessibility of lavatories on single-aisle aircraft. The proposal would require airlines that operate new single-aisle aircraft with seating capacity of 125 or more seats to ensure the accessibility of features within the aircraft lavatory.

Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration is accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). The STIPDG provides college and university students with hands-on experience and on-the-job training, strengthening their understanding of the transportation industry and preparing them for future public service opportunities. This paid internship program is open to all qualified applicants but is designed to provide qualified women, persons with disabilities, and members of diverse groups with summer opportunities in transportation. Applications are due February 1, 2020.

Workforce Recruitment Program Database Available

The 2020 Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) database is now available on a new website platform. WRP is the premier resource of qualified college students and recent graduates with disabilities from more than 325 colleges and universities nationwide. Anyone with a federal email address can access the database of 1,850 students by signing up as an employer at www.wrp.gov. Every candidate is eligible for federal hiring under Schedule A, and the searchable database enables employers to find job candidates with the specific skills they require.

Private sector employers can gain access to the WRP database by emailing askearn@cornell.edu.

Seeking Young Adults with Disabilities, Family Members, and Friends for Survey on Supports During Transition Years

This national survey seeks information about the types of support provided to young people with behavioral health needs during the transition years from age 16 to 25. The survey is open to family members, friends, and allies who have supported a young person with behavioral challenges, as well as young adults 18 or older who have received such support.