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Delaware Valley CIL in Horton, Kansas is still seeking to fill the position for an Independent Living Services Support Receptionist. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in an exciting career with paid leave and health insurance benefits, contact Evan Korynta at 785-233-4572/1-800-443-2207.

If you would like to serve as a volunteer or board member for the Delaware Valley CIL send an email of interest to Evan.


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October is National Disability Employment
Awareness Month (NDEAM)
Visit the NDEAM website for more information.



Learn more about the Campaign for
Disability Employment's Who I Am campaign.

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Forget Ebola And Get A Free Flu Shot

Take a break from worrying about Ebola and get a flu shot this fall. While the Ebola virus has so far affected just four people in the United States, tens of millions are expected to get influenza this season. More than 200,000 of them will be hospitalized and up to 49,000 will likely die from it, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

Read the full story on our Health/Long-term Services News page

Groups agree overuse of antipsychotic drugs an issue in Kansas nursing homes

... “Kansas ranks very high in terms of older adults who are receiving antipsychotic medications,” said KABC Executive Director Mitzi McFatrich. “A few years ago, we were 45th in the nation; now we’re 47th. Our performance, compared to 49 other states, is getting worse, not better.” ...

Read the full story on our State/Local Issues News page

Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2015

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced today. ...

Read the full story on our Benefits News page

New to the TILRC Website:

PEATworks.org is a comprehensive Web portal for ODEP's Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT). The website's content aims to help employers and the technology industry adopt accessible technology as part of everyday business practice so that all workers can benefit.

The Americans with Disabilities Act & Other Federal Laws Protecting the Rights of Voters with Disabilities - This publication provides technical assistance on federal laws that protect the rights of voters with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Voting Rights Act, the National Voter Registration Act and the Help America Vote Act.

Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals: Where are they allowed and under what conditions? - This guide provides an overview of how major Federal civil rights laws govern the rights of a person requiring a service or emotional support animal.


LET US HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR INDEPENDENT LIVING GOALS!

If you are a TILRC consumer you may already know how we help people who want to transition from an institution, like a nursing facility, back into the community or how we help folks get the attendant care services they need through the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Programs, but you may not be aware of all the other ways we help people with disabilities maintain or increase their independence. Learn more about how our advocates can help you be more independent in many aspects of daily living.


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ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

National Spinal Cord Injury Association Webinars

Breakthroughs in Stem Cell Therapies, October 23, 2014, 2-3pm CDT


Webinar Series on New Home & Community-Based Services Rule

The final webinar in the series is Enforcement and Monitoring of HCBS Rules, October 28, 2014, Noon-1:30pm CDT


Easter Seals Project ACTION (ESPA) Webinars

Lifts, Ramps and Securements: Common Issues and Best Practice Solutions, October 29, 2014, 1-2:30pm CDT


AccessibilityOnline Webinar Series

Accessible Retail Stores and Spaces - "Advanced Session, November 06, 2014, 1:30-3pm CDT


WISE Webinar Series

Ticket to Work for America's Veterans: Free Services for Those Who Served, November 19, 2014, 2-3:30pm CT


ADA Accessible Technology Webinar Series

Accessibility anywhere almost, CART and captioning for web based applications, November 20, 2014, 1pm CT


ADA Audio Conference Series

ADA Case Law Update, November 21, 2014, 1pm CT


POLICYMAKERS/RESEARCHERS NEED YOUR INPUT:

University of Colorado at Boulder Research Study on Employment Experiences of Blind and Visually Impaired Americans - We are looking for legally blind adults over the age of 18 who live in the United States and who are currently seeking employment, as well as high school and college seniors and graduate students who plan to graduate by December 2014, to participate in our study. In exchange for your participation, you will receive three $10 gift certificates to a merchant of your choice (either Amazon.com , Itunes.com , Olive Garden Restaurant, or AMC Theaters), one for each phase of the study. For more information email Arielle.silverman@colorado.edu.

United Spinal Association Medicare Beneficiary Wheelchair Repair Survey - This survey is being done to gather information on the ability of Medicare beneficiaries to get timely repairs to their wheelchairs. The results will be shared with Medicare officials and policymakers

Survey of Cognitive Disability and Technology - The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Cognitive Rehabilitation (RERC-ACT) and its partner Beneficial Designs are conducting a survey to gather stakeholder feedback on what makes technology difficult or easy for people with cognitive disabilities to use. People with expertise in cognitive disabilities, including caretaking or research, may take the survey online. Individuals with cognitive disabilities are invited to schedule a structured telephone interview about their technology use and opinions by contacting Seanna Kringen at 831/685-4798 or seanna@beneficialdesigns.com.

New Mobility Airline Accessibility Survey - We’ve seen the stories about wheelchair users being mistreated by TSA agents or forced to crawl across the tarmac. Is this typical, or are these incidents few and far between? Are some airlines better than others for wheelchair users? And how often is equipment damaged or destroyed by airlines? Please take our short survey so that together we can explore the state of air travel for wheelchair users today — and how it can be improved.

Wireless RERC Survey on Emergency Communications & People with Disabilities - This survey by the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center asks you to share some information about yourself, your experiences, and your preferences for communicating in emergencies. Your answers will be used to improve accessibility of emergency communications for people of all ages and abilities.

ITEM Coalition Survey on Access to Assistive Devices Under Medicare - The Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition is surveying Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities and chronic conditions to assess their experience accessing the devices they need to function independently in everyday life. ITEM is interested in getting feedback from individuals who access medical device and assistive technology in areas where Medicare has implemented a selective provider contracting program known as the DME Competitive Bidding Program, and comparing that feedback to individuals who use devices outside of those areas.

SABE Self Determination Survey - Tell SABE if your local or statewide self advocacy organization's activities help its members to be more self-determined.

SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD! - Help eliminate the use of the R-word in everyday speech.

ACTIVITY CODES FOR PERSONAL ASSISTANT SERVICES (T1019) IN THE MR/DD WAIVER AND PERSONAL SERVICES (S5126) IN THE PD AND TBI WAIVERS, (PDF Format) (Word Format)


ACTIVITY CODES FOR ATTENDANT CARE SERVICES LEVEL I, LEVEL II, AND SELF-DIRECTED IN THE FRAIL ELDERLY WAIVER, (PDF Format) (Word Format)

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