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WRAP in ASL – Tuesdays from 4pm-6pm – April 26-June 14th

April 21, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

 

 

Join us to learn how you can develop your own WRAP® Plan. WRAP® stands for Wellness Recovery Action Plan and can be used to maintain wellness – both physical and mental.  WRAP® can used for dealing with mental health challenges, quitting smoking, diabetes management, losing weight, controlling clutter, ADHD etc. This plan helps you learn skills to improve your life and your health. Come and develop your own WRAP® plan.
  
Each week will focus on a different part of the WRAP® plan.
 
  • Wellness Toolbox,
  • Daily Maintenance
  • Triggers
  • Early Warning Signs,
  • When Things are Breaking Down
  • Crisis Plan
  • Post Crisis Plan.
WORKSHOP IS CONDUCTED SOLELY IN ASL
 
Tuesdays from 4pm-6pm
April 26-June 14th
Cost: FREE (but you MUST pre-register)
Springfield Community Services Board
8348 Traford Lane
Suite 400
Springfield, VA 22152
 
 
TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP:
Contact Beth Klein at pahdeaf@gmail.com    OR leave a message on VP at 703-496-7773

EEOC Lawsuit Against FedEx Ground on behalf of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

November 20, 2014 in Disability Law, Transportation

 

 

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently filed a nationwide lawsuit against FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (“FedEx Ground”) alleging that FedEx Ground discriminated against deaf or hard-of-hearing Package Handlers or applicants for the Package Handler position in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  EEOC alleges that FedEx Ground violated the ADA by, for example, failing to provide deaf or hard-of-hearing Package Handler applicants or employees with effective communication accommodations during the hiring process, in orientation and training, and for work-related meetings and communications.   You can find more information about this lawsuit at http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/10-10-14.cfm.

We are attempting to reach deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals nationwide who may have applied for, or worked as, a Package Handler with FedEx Ground and who may be covered by the lawsuit.  We would appreciate your assistance in circulating information about this lawsuit to your members, including by posting about it on your website and including it in newsletters, e-mails, or other communications with your members.  In notifying your members about this lawsuit, we ask that you include the following link – http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/litigation/fedex.cfm – which contains an ASL informational video about the lawsuit.  Persons who think they are covered by the lawsuit should contact the EEOC by e-mailing fedexgroundlawsuit@eeoc.gov or by leaving a message, through Video Relay Service, at 215-440-2670.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank You.
___________________________

Thomas D. Rethage, Jr.
Senior Trial Attorney
U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission
801 Market St., Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3127
Ph: 215.440.2683
Fax: 215.440.2848

 

 

Action Alert: CRPD Fish Day– Ratify the CRPD!

May 9, 2014 in Community News, Disability Law

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CALL YOUR SENATORS. RATIFY THE DISABILITY TREATY!

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The United States Senate has ratified FOUR international treaties to protect fish, but still has not come together to ratify the Disability Treaty. It is time for the U.S. Senate ratify the Disability Treaty to protect the rights of people with disabilities around the world.

We need YOU to take action! Call your Senators and send the image above to them via Twitter and Facebook! 

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