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NYSILC News Briefs, Spring 2015:

Most Recent Blog Posting: “Happy 25th Anniversary to the ADA” By Patty Black, July 2015. July 26, 2015 marked the official 25th anniversary of the signing of the landmark legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The nation has worked hard over the past 25 years to end discrimination against people with disabilities. READ MORE: Happy 25th Anniversary ADA
Recent Blog Posting: “On Recent Events…” By Brad Williams, December 2014/January 2014/2015. The African American community is protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, looking for justice related to unarmed citizens killed by police. Read More
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The ADA Turns 25, The Brian Lehrer Show, July 22, 2015, Guest: Susan Dooha, Executive Director of the Center for the Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY):
New York State Employment First Commission Report and Recommendations March 1, 2015  
Advocates Push For Better Employment Access for Disabled New Yorkers
By Capital Tonight Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 09:00 PM EDT
Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Employers:
A Case Study on Inclusive Disaster Preparedness Planning in Upstate New York,   
Bridgit M. Burke, Albany Law School, January 27, 2015
Painful Lessons About Poverty and Disability, Huffington Post, By Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi , 2/18/15,
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2014 NYSILC FCM 111413  

   NYSILC Full Council - November 16th, 2014