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Disability Matters Special Edition Newsletter – The Wave

Attached is Springboard's Disability Matters North America 2016 Newsletter

We have now closed the first half of this year and we here at Springboard hope you enjoy all of the amazing articles within as well as revisting this wonderful
10th Anniversary event!

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DM Edition Newsletter 2016

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Disability Matters will go on/Recent N.C. Legislation

Springboard, its Executives, personnel and contractors do not support the views and the recent rulings by Governor McCrory and the North Carolina legislature or anyone else who supports the Governors view.  We believe everyone deserves to be welcomed, valued, respected and heard.  We are against discrimination of any kind, and are extremely disappointed and concerned with these recent legislative actions.

We favor laws that encourage open and effective collaboration, not those that seek to gain by dividing instead of uniting all people.

Springboard greatly supports the LGBT Community; they are our clients, partners, neighbors and most importantly, our friends.  Springboard's 2016 Disability Matters Conference and Awards Gala will go on as planned in support of the disability community which is inclusive of LGBT.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.


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Fall 2016 TV Pilot “Speechless” picked up

The fall 2016 TV pilot season is starting early this year with a new comedy, called Speechless, just getting picked up.  “Speechess” will be written by Scott Silveri (“Friends”) who will exec produce with Jake Kasdan (“Fresh Off the Boat,” “New Girl”) and Melvin Mar (“Fresh Off the Boat”). The comedy is about a family with a #specialneeds child that is good at dealing with the challenges it faces and excellent at creating new ones. 
 
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A YMCA Texas Affiliate settles with US Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice has just reached a settlement agreement  with the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA, a local Texas affiliate of the YMCA, to resolve allegations that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (#ADA) by denying a child the opportunity to participate in a summer day camp program because of his diabetes.  #YMCA refused to provide daily insulin injections to the child, which left him unable to attend the summer day camp program.

Under the terms of the two-year agreement, the YMCA will designate an #ADA compliance officer who will be responsible for monitoring compliance with the terms of the agreement.  The ADA compliance officer will also be responsible for ensuring that the YMCA updates its application materials and implements the policies and procedures required by the agreement, including a non-discrimination policy.  The YMCA will designate an individual at each branch who is authorized to receive and review requests for reasonable modifications; inform parents and guardians about how to request reasonable modifications; and train its staff on the ADA, including information on diabetes management.  The ADA compliance officer will also review all denials of reasonable modification requests and any decision to exclude a child with a disability from enrollment.

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Did you know…?

Did you know that by the end of 2016, 100% of the tv shows and movies available via #Amazon will be #captioned?

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Accessibility at the Grammys

The promotion of #Accessibility by Stevie Wonder at #Grammys along with joking around about the result envelope being in #Braille and that no one else on stage with him could read it. Loved it!

 

Discrimination charges based on Disability on the rise

According to the EEOC,  the number of discrimination charges based on #disability went up by 6% in fiscal year 2015, accounting for 30% of the total charges filed with the #EEOC last year.

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Springboard is excited to see the results of its train-the-trainer program in Barbados

CIBC FirstCaribbean staff benefit from disability awareness training

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In 2025, millions will be dealing with Hearing loss

Did you know that according to the world Health Organization, by 2025, 900 million people will be dealing with #hearingloss. How prepared are you for these employees? #Springboard can help. Info@consultspringboard.com

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Do you lead a Business Resource Group? #BRG

Do you lead a #BRG (#businessresourcegroup) or serve as an #ExecutiveSponsor? If so, keep in mind that while you must have a comprehensive vision/mission, be sure you're not too long on #mission / #vision and too short on #strategy.  After all, strategy is the roadmap to change.  #Springboard Works with #Disability and #Veteran BRG's around the world and across all industries.  Let us know if we can be of help. Info@consultspringboard.com

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