Monthly Archives: September 2015

ADA News

Posted by Adam Johnsen on September 28, 2015
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  • October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a time to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for this year — which marks 70 years since the first observance — is “My Disability is One Part of Who I Am.” Learn more at the Office of Disability Employment Policy website.
  • MSCOD supports the VSA Minnesota event, “Minnesota Arts Access Chautauqua.” Please consider attending this fine event on Friday-Saturday, September 25-26, 2015 at the Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts in Minneapolis.
  • Metropolitan Center for Independent Living’s annual event is coming up on October 6 and features Paralympic Athlete and MN native Chuck Aoki as keynote speaker!
  • On Oct. 22, AuSM will bring together Minnesota’s top corporate leaders, business professionals, state agencies, and autism advocates for Autism in Business.

SAVE THE DATE: Join us on October 28 for The ADA at 25: Minnesota Moving Forward

Posted by Adam Johnsen on September 28, 2015
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MSCOD, the Minnesota Business Leadership Network (MNBLN) and the Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury Association (MNSCIA) have partnered to host The ADA at 25: Minnesota Moving Forward on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The event includes:

  • MNBLN Presents: Career Fair with Private and Public Employers, including Resumé Review and Mock Interviews
  • MNSCIA Presents: Resource Vendor Fair with Private and Public Resource Organizations
  • Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) Breakout Sessions
  • 25th Anniversary of the ADA Celebration Recap
  • Artists & Performers with Disabilities
  • tpt Live broadcast statewide Brown Bag Lunch featuring U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, Minnesota Policy Makers, Minnesota Employers, Minnesota Job Seekers and Employees.
  • Statewide Employment Dialogue
  • Q&A with U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and Featured Employers
Lunch and reasonable accommodations provided. Click here to register for the event!