Did International Day of Persons with Disabilities get you thinking about disability in your organization?

Northeast ADA Center Staff December 07, 2016

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Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been celebrated annually on December 3rd around the world. The theme for this year’s International Day was “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want

Here at the Northeast ADA Center and Yang-Tan Institute, four of those goals resonated with our staff relative to the work we do.

Goal 1: No Poverty. The Northeast ADA Center and more broadly the Yang-Tan Institute at Cornell University works to help link talented individuals with disabilities with employers seeking that talent to break through that web of poverty that exists due to social stigma, stereotypes, lack of access to physical infrastructure.

To learn more about our Diversity Partners Project click here.

Goal 4: Quality Education. The Yang-Tan Institute at Cornell University partners with New York State to work on New York State PROMISE which seeks to advance employment and post-secondary education outcomes for youth with disabilities between the ages of 14 -16 who receive SSI and their families.

To learn more about the New York State PROMISE Project click here.

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth. The Yang-Tan Institute at Cornell University works with the New York State Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment (NYS CASE) to provide free professional development training and technical assistance to supported employment providers with a current contract with the New York State Education Department, Office of Adult Career and Continuing Educational Services - Vocational Rehabilitation.

To learn more about the NYS Case Project click here.

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. The Northeast ADA Center works to educate the public, State and local governments, businesses, code officials, and design professionals about universal access and accessible design as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act and State and local codes. Through this work we seek to achieve effective barrier removal for individuals with disabilities on all levels.

To learn more about accessible design click here.

 

To learn more about the Yang-Tan Institute at Cornell Universities Industrial and Labor Relations School visit our website at yti.cornell.edu

As always, thank you from the Northeast ADA Center!

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