THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE OUR 41ST ANNUAL NIEAPA

PRE-CONFERENCE & CONFERENCE AN AMAZING SUCCESS!


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Thank you, Chris Drake for making us all look so good!

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Members can also invite one guest per year to a chapter meeting.

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  Diversity Message

When people think about diversity some think in very narrow terms. Many people think of diversity in terms of race only. Diversity covers a number of areas and one is related to persons with disabilities. Many people did not know that Congress had to put in place something that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities. A special day for persons with disabilities is July 26 which is Disability Independence Day. This date marks the anniversary of the 1990 signing by President George H.W. Bush of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This Act provides protection from employment discrimination as well as better access to goods, services, and communications for people with disabilities. It was further expanded in 2008 and the changes too effect January 1, 2009.

"Three weeks ago, we celebrated our nation's Independence Day. Today we're here to rejoice in and celebrate another 'Independence Day,' one that is long overdue. With today's signing of the landmark Americans for Disabilities Act, every man, woman and child with a disability can now pass through once-closed doors into a bright new era of equality, independence, and freedom."

Source: Remarks of President George H.W. Bush at the signing of the ADA.

Maybe it is time to check how your company looks at persons with disabilities. For further information, here are some links to check out.

REFERENCES:
Text of ADA: http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/ada.cfm

EEOC resources on the ADA: http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/disability.cfm

Text of ADAA: http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/adaaa.cfm

EEOC resources on the ADAA: http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/adaaa_info.cfm

White House Office of the Press Secretary, remarks by the president during ceremony for the signing of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (July 26, 1990): http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/features/2010-ada/RemarksbythePresident.pdf

Examples and resources to support criminal justice entities in compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (January 2017): https://www.ada.gov/cjta.html

Thank you to Charley Galassini for providing this information.

Please click on the image to the left to read the 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Survey Summary.


Northern Illinois Chapter Employee Assistance Professionals Association (NIEAPA)

Address: 400 E. Randolph #2305, Chicago. IL 60601Phone: +1 (312) 756-7756
Email: nieapa@corpevent.com

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