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WORKING FOR DIGNITY, EQUALITY, EMPOWERMENT of all people with disabilities.



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In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, this Friday, October 24, join the Labor Department (@USDOL) and the Social Security Administration for a live Twitter Chat on efforts to improve employment opportunities for millions of qualified workers with disabilities. 

The topic will be Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work and Section 503 and what these rules mean for you.   

The chat will also share resources for employers and discuss work incentives and the value of employment.

Join the chat on Friday, October 24 at 12:00 PM EDT using #DEchat.

Please note that the Department of Labor will post an accessible transcript of the chat after its conclusion at http://social.dol.gov/blog/.

 


"Expect. Employ. Empower."

Expect. Employ. Empower.

Disability does not define a person.  It is only one aspect of who they are.  We all have many interests, relationships, stories to tell and work to do.  Employers who understand the value of an inclusive workplace welcome people who have the skills to get the job done.  They also know that diversity adds value. It helps to create many perspectives and insight to solve challenges and achieve success.

Disability Rights Nebraska is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. Throughout the month, we'll be engaging in a variety of activities to educate our website visitors on disability employment issues and the importance of fostering a disability-friendly work culture. Learn more at www.dol.gov/odep.


SUPPORT THE DISABILITY RIGHTS TREATY!

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is important to every person with a disabilities.  It embodies equal treatment and non-discrimination in access to rehabilitation, employment and educational opportunities.  The Convention reflects core American values such as the dignity of the individual, access to justice, the importance of family decision-making and access to appropriate healthcare.

The Convention’s goals are to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, inclusion and integration into all aspects of the community.  Those goals match the mission and values of Disability Rights Nebraska.   

That is why we support ratification of the CRPD.

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What does "freedom" mean to you?

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What does freedom mean to you?

That is the question we are asking our friends and supporters. The work of Disability Rights Nebraska is focused on the legal and human rights of individuals with disabilities.

Freedom is key to our human and legal rights.

Freedom is significant for everyone.

We think of freedom as experiencing the DIGNITY and EQUALITY afforded to a member of a true community, and the EMPOWERMENT that comes from being included.

As we approach the birthday of our nation, we would like to know what "freedom" means to you.  Raise your hand and CLICK on the picture to share your thoughts with us.

 

News/Events Headlines

  • New Director of Office of Public Guardian

    The Nebraska Supreme Court has appointed Nebraska attorney Michelle J. Chaffee as the Director of the Office of Public Guardian. Ms. Chaffee has been serving as Legal Counsel for the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee. She is expected to begin her new position in December, 2014.

  • Housing Developer Sued for Disability Discrimination

    The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against West Virginia-based developer Biafora’s Incorporated (Biafora) for violating the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The lawsuit alleges that Biafora violated the law when they designed and constructed twenty-three residential properties with barriers that make them inaccessible to persons with disabilities.

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We work collaboratively with other organizations and individuals on a common purpose to assure that individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to live independent and productive lives as fully included members of their communities. Learn how to get involved with our cause