2018 Coros ADA Grant Awardees
ADA-Indiana, with generous support from the Indiana
Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, is pleased to support three organizations through the 2018 Coros ADA Community
Grants program. The purpose of the program is to promote increased
implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act in Indiana.
Focus on Employment
In this program year, ADA-Indiana invited proposals with a focus on employment for people with disabilities. The funded projects included:
Employment and Disability Resource Fairs in Northwest Indiana
Opportunity Enterprises, a service provider located in northwest Indiana, will host two Employment and Disability Resource Fairs in Lake and Porter counties, both will occur in October in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Each fair will have a training session for businesses on the employment provisions of the ADA and a workshop for individuals on workplace accommodations and employment rights under ADA.
Employment First Community Workshop Series for Employers
LIFEDesigns, a service provider in south central Indiana, will host a series with three activities focusing on the ADA and employment. The activities will begin in October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The activities will include a presentation on Employment First and the ADA, a networking event for employers and VR customers, and a community conversation on employment for people with disabilities.
Matching an Untapped Workforce with Available Careers
The Hamilton Center, a community behavioral health center serving the Terre Haute area, will conduct two workshops in the fall for the Wabash Valley community. The primary target audience for the workshops will be youth with disabilities (in high school or college) and unemployed or underemployed people with disabilities. The workshops will feature an ADA expert but will also include local experts who will provide information on community opportunities. The workshops will be presented as a collaboration between the Wabash Valley Business Leadership Network, Workforce Development Board, Vigo County School Corporation’s Career and Technology Division, and Ivy Tech.
If you have any questions about ADA-Indiana's Coros ADA Community Grants program, please contact Matt Norris, Project Staff, at 812-855-6508 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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