Promises to Keep:
A Decade of Federal Enforcement of the ADA
A report from the National Council on Disability. This report will be the
third in NCD's "Unequal Protection Under Law" series of independent
analyses of federal civil rights enforcement for Americans with
disabilities. Promises to Keep focuses on federal enforcement of the
Americans with Disabilities Act in its first ten years, including
compliance monitoring, complaint processing, litigation, technical assistance, and public information activities.
For more information, contact Mark S. Quigley at 202-272-2008 or visit
Deadline...State Regulations for IDEA
July l, 2000 is right around the corner. Has your State finished its
Regulations for IDEA yet? Or has your state asked for an extension?
WANTS TO KNOW...
· How many states have asked for an extension?
· Were parents a part of the process?
Parents, advocates, educators...all who read the Friday Fax, please send us
an update regarding your state and the status of the IDEA Regs. NPND will
collect this data and report back in a future issue the responses from each
Send information to NPND, see contact information below.
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For Your Information
Job Information Specially for People with Disabilities
The goal is to provide employers with access to human resources while
providing training and employment services to eligible people with
disabilities. For more information contact Shirley James at 410-965-9040,
Shirley.James@sta.gov , or www.sta.gov/work/Employers/able.html
Disability Friendly Homes and Vehicles
To learn more about states offering disability friendly homes and vehicles
Website Launched to help Parents access Resources for Infants and
Preschoolers with Disabilities: www.fed-icc.org
The site will provide a storehouse of information for parents focusing on
the efforts of the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council (FICC).
Susan Sygall-Winner of the MacArthur Genius Award Susan fights on behalf
of women with disabilities, particularly those living in the Third World.
Through her organization, Mobility International USA, she creates
leadership training programs, where disabled Americans work with disabled
women from around the world. Though confined to a wheelchair herself, Susan
has used her disability as a springboard to change the lives of virtually
everyone she has come into contact with.