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HHS 2010 Career Fair for People and Veterans with Targeted Disabilities

HHS logoU.S. Department of Health and Human Services
2010 Career Fair
for People and Veterans with Targeted Disabilities

“Talent Has No Boundaries”

OCTOBER 28, 2010
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Hubert H. Humphrey Building
Great Hall
200 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20201

Participating Partners

  • Department of Health and Human Services Operating Divisions
  • HHS Partners and Stakeholders
  • Other Federal Government Agencies

Featured Training and Activities

  • Disability Cultural Awareness
  • How to Find a Federal Job using Schedule A and Veteran Hiring Authorities
  • How to Prepare a Federal Resume
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Selective Placement Coordinators
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)
  • Agency Informational Exhibits

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Melanie Lott at: OSDiversity@hhs.gov.

*APPLICANTS AND EXHIBITORS
Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HHS_Career_Fair_2010

*HHS STAFF ONLY
Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HHS_Career_Fair_2010_Training

Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon, October 27, 2010

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October 26, 2010 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Learn About the Changes in MetroAccess Service

MetroAccess riderWMATA staff will describe new MetroAccess fare increases and fare payment policies that will go into effect on November 1, 2010.

Fares on MetroAccess will NO LONGER be just one base fare of $3, but now it will be based on distance traveled just as it is in the Metro Rail System.

Also, they are putting into effect new policies regarding payment of full fare before boarding MetroAccess.

Come and join us for the WMATA public forum here at ECNV!

When: Saturday, October 30, 2010 @ 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Where: ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia
2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22201

October 25, 2010 at 7:38 pm 2 comments

Meet Our New ECNV Travel Trainer – Penny Everline

Penny EverlineI was born in England and lived in many places; but, my husband, Mark, and I hope to call Arlington our home for many years to come. I hold an MSW Degree from GMU and an MS Degree in Higher Education Administration from NC State.

I am an accessible transportation advocate, having served on the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board, WMATA Riders’ Advisory Council, the Transportation Planning Board’s Access for All advisory committee, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center’s national work group, and now Arlington’s Transportation Commission.

Before coming to ECNV, I worked for Easter Seals Project ACTION, a national training and technical assistance center on accessible transportation.

As a person with a visual impairment who can’t drive, ability to access public transportation has opened many doors that might otherwise have been closed, and I want all people with disabilities to have the same opportunities I’ve enjoyed.

By Penny Everline, ECNV Travel Trainer
Article from the ECNV Declaration (Fall 2010 Edition)

October 21, 2010 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Breast Cancer Screening Survey for Women with Disabilities

The American Association on Health and Disabilities, with funding from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, is working to increase accessibility to breast cancer screening among women with disabilities and women from various cultures.

Part of the project a short survey has been created called “Breast Cancer Screening Women’s Survey,” to better understand what types of barriers are keeping women with disabilities from getting their mammograms.
If you are a woman with a disability and reside in the greater DC Metro area we invite you to help us gather this important data by taking a brief online survey that can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/G77ZLF3
From all those who are working toward a cure and saving lives through early detection and diagnoses, thank you!

October 20, 2010 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

LEND News

Tracee Garner

Photo curtsey Linda Holtslander

Loudoun ENDependence (LEND) wishes to offer special thanks to the staff and lifelong supporters at ECNV for their efforts during our very successful 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Celebration Activities including the ADA Gala. We had a spectacular time.

Wheelchair user getting into a busLEND is working on a great deal of opportunities and continuing to spread the word to all people with disabilities throughout Loudoun and help them gain independence and lead productive lives.
One important project LEND has been instrumental in developing is a comprehensive update of all the accessible Loudoun County Transportation providers.

Coming soon to the LEND part of the ECNV website, will be a complete list of the transportation outlets. We are excited about this project, which has been a result of our participation in the monthly Transportation Focus Group with dedicated members and the Loudoun Area Agency on Aging.

You can receive the list now if you would like by e-mailing LEND's Outreach Coordinator, Tracee Garner, traceeg@lend.ecnv.org, or look for it on http://www.ecnv.org in November.

By Tracee Garner, LEND Outreach Coordinator
Article from the ECNV Declaration (Fall 2010 Edition)

October 19, 2010 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Breast Cancer Screening Survey for Women with Disabilities

Breast Cancer RibbonThe American Association on Health and Disabilities, with funding from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, is working to increase accessibility to breast cancer screening among women with disabilities and women from various cultures.

Part of the project a short survey has been created called “Breast Cancer Screening Women’s Survey,” to better understand what types of barriers are keeping women with disabilities from getting their mammograms.

If you are a woman with a disability and reside in the greater DC Metro area we invite you to help us gather this important data by taking a brief online survey that can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/G77ZLF3

From all those who are working toward a cure and saving lives through early detection and diagnoses, thank you!

Article from the ECNV Declaration (Fall 2010 Edition)

October 14, 2010 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Are You Aware That?

Matt BarkleyEven though the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed over 20 years ago and was recently reauthorized to include more stringent employment related provisions, the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s disability employment statistics for August 2010 show that only 22% of people with disabilities in the labor force are employed? By comparison, the percentage of employed persons with no disability is over 70%.

October is recognized as Disability Employment Awareness Month. As we celebrate the accomplishments that have been made since the ADA passed, we must also see the continuing advocacy that we need to pursue to ensure that people with disabilities aren’t left behind again.

Young professional wheelchair userDisability Employment Awareness Month is a time to celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities in workplaces and communities, and to promote the employment of individuals with disabilities to create a more inclusive society — one in which every person is recognized equally for his or her accomplishments.

By Matt Barkley, ECNV Board Member
Article from the ECNV Declaration (Fall 2010 Edition)

October 12, 2010 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

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