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How the ADA Changed the Built World

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ECI Launches Participant-Driven Podcast, “What’s Bugging You?”

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Last November, ECI launched a new Independent Living Skills training, “What’s Bugging You,”... Read More → ECI Launches Participant-Driven Podcast, “What’s Bugging You?”

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Celebrating the ADA and Disability Pride Month Staff Spotlight: Ben White

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Disability Pride Month is... Read More → Celebrating the ADA and Disability Pride Month Staff Spotlight: Ben White

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Celebrating the ADA and Disability Pride Month Staff Spotlight: Amy Ouellette

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Disability Pride Month is... Read More → Celebrating the ADA and Disability Pride Month Staff Spotlight: Amy Ouellette

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July 2024 Newsletter

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The July 2024 newsletter can be viewed or downloaded below in either .pdf or Microsoft Word formats.... Read More → July 2024 Newsletter

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The CAC Wants to Hear From You!

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The Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) conducts an annual ECI Participant Satisfaction Survey to gather... Read More → The CAC Wants to Hear From You!

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Celebrating the ADA and Disability Pride Month Staff Spotlight: Shernika Holley

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Disability Pride Month is... Read More → Celebrating the ADA and Disability Pride Month Staff Spotlight: Shernika Holley

Flyer with text that reads "Families and Professionals Interested in Special Education - Let Your Voice Be Heard! The Commission on Youth, a bipartisan legislative commission of the Virginia General Assembly, is conducting a study on how to improve Virginia’s special education dispute resolution processes. Your perspective is crucial in shaping Virginia’s complaint, mediation, and due process systems for resolving special education disputes. The Commission is eager to hear from you, whether you've been involved or have insights to share. The Commission, in collaboration with PEATC, is organizing a series of four in-person listening sessions and one virtual session. These sessions are designed to provide a way for you to share your experiences and suggestions for improving Virginia's special education dispute resolution process. Using information from the listening sessions and analysis of other data, the Commission will develop a report and present recommendations for improvement of the special education disputeresolution system to the General Assembly for their consideration. Public comment will be limited to 5 minutes so that everyone has a chance to speak. Virtual Session: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. June 20 - Spanish language interpretation available if requested by June 13th; In-Person Sessions: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.; June 24 - Wytheville Meeting Center, 333 Community Blvd, Wytheville, VA; June 25 - Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, VA; June 26 - Conference Center at Courthouse Plaza, 2nd floor, 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA; June 27 - Endependence Center, Inc. 6300 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA. Register Here: bit.ly/3Ka5a91. All sessions will have American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation.Stakeholders who speak a language other than English may providewritten comments in their native language at any of the in-personevents, which will be translated later for the Commission. peatc.org | 800-869-6782 | partners@peatc.org." The top of the flyer has a handdrawn bull horn. On the bottom left is the PEATC logo and on the bottom right is the Seal of Virginia. The PEATC logo is a star shape above "PEATC" and the Seal of Virginia is a woman wearing a helmet and holding a spear and sword, stepping on a man with a crown on the ground near his head. The top of the Seal has "Virginia" and the bottom has "Sic Semper Tyrannis."

Families & Professionals Interested in Special Education – Let Your Voice Be Heard!

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The 2024 General Assembly mandated that the Commission on Youth, a bipartisan legislative commission of the... Read More → Families & Professionals Interested in Special Education – Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Flyer with text that reads "Join Us! Virginia Relay Town Hall Meeting. Please join us to learn more about programs and services for individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, DeafBlind or have difficulty speaking to connect to the community. We also invite you to share your feedback, ideas and suggestions about how we can better serve you. CART services and ASL interpreters will be available. Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024. Time: 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.. Location: Online! Scan the QR code to register or visit bit.ly/virginiatownhall." To the right of the event schedule is a QR code. The bottom of the flyer has the Virginia Relay logo. The Virginia Relay logo is of three silhouettes from the neck up. One silhouette is facing left and another is facing right in a dark color. In front of and in between the two silhouettes is a third in gray, facing left. An icon of a white telephone appears on their head. Logo text reads "Virginia Relay, You are Always Connected. Providing Accessible Telecommunications Since 1991." Next to the Virginia Relay Logo is the logo for the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH). The VDDHH logo is a row of graphics of hands fingerspelling the letters V, D, D, H, and H in ASL.

Virginia Relay to Hold June Town Hall Meetings

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Join Virginia Relay on Thursday, June 13 at 10:30am or 6:30pm to learn more about programs and services for... Read More → Virginia Relay to Hold June Town Hall Meetings

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