DDSC Picnic

September 1, 2019

12-5pm

$5.00 admissions

John West Park, Ocean View, DE

See flyer for more details below…

Trump Signs Law Improving Disaster Planning For Those With Disabilities

The federal government will be required to do more to consider the needs of people with disabilities when hurricanes, fires and other disasters strike under a new law signed by President Donald Trump.

The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act, which was signed by the president this week, calls for the creation of a national advisory committee specifically focused on disaster planning for those with disabilities.

Read the rest of the story at https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2019/06/26/trump-signs-disaster-planning-disabilities/26841/

Note: this law expands current access laws including those made as a result of Katrina to close gaps including better access to communication during disasters. More information will be needed to see what changed for D/HH people.

DAD Priorities for 2019-2020

Summary: One big priority many selected was Equipment Distribution Programs (i.e. doorbells, phones and emergency notifications). There are other committtees/groups doing other priorities as well including Healthcare, Interpreter certifications, deaf group homes, DMV visor cards and police notifications, and LEAD-K. Do feel free to come out to our meetings!

DMV Update….

Hey! Delaware people! Did you know that there is a way to have your driver’s license or identification card identify that you are Deaf/Hard of Hearing? Even if your license is not nearing expiration…you can go to DMV with your current license and complete a Medical Indicator Form. DMV will exchange the license/ID card for a new one with a small symbol on the front, and the phrase Deaf/Hard of Hearing on the back. There is no charge for changing your license.

Delaware DMV Launches Voluntary Medical ID Indicator

FYI, Article is a bit old. This is new from Deaf Outreach in Diver area..

Gail Garner reported that DMV agreed to immediately change the Medical Indicator (MI) term on the back of the drivers’ licenses and identification cards from Hearing Impaired to Deaf/Hard of Hearing. From today forward, the term Hearing Impaired will no longer be used on a Delaware driver’s license. Medical Indicators are self-certified on a simple form that people fill out and sign when they apply for a license, renew their license, or update the information on their current license. Because they pertain to medical conditions, the licenses can be updated for free at any time even if the license or identification card is not due to expire. People must ask for the form to fill out if they want a medical indicator on their license. Only medical concerns that could possibly affect driving are included.

Learn More About The Faces Of Olmstead!

“This week we celebrate the 20 Year Anniversary of the Olmstead ruling, which decreed that “unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities constitutes discrimination in violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.”

To learn more about the Olmstead ruling and the two women whose stories are so integral to its conception, follow this link below.Scroll down the page to read the personal stories of a few of the thousands of people whose lives have been improved by the Olmstead decision and the Department’s Olmstead enforcement work.”

#ADA #Olmstead20 #Anniversary #SuccessStory

#NowWeSee a picture of law case books on a shelf that contains a link to the ADA.gov website’s Olmstead page.

https://www.ada.gov/olmstead/olmstead_about.htm

Learn More About The Faces Of Olmstead!

“This week we celebrate the 20 Year Anniversary of the Olmstead ruling, which decreed that “unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities constitutes discrimination in violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.”

To learn more about the Olmstead ruling and the two women whose stories are so integral to its conception, follow this link below.Scroll down the page to read the personal stories of a few of the thousands of people whose lives have been improved by the Olmstead decision and the Department’s Olmstead enforcement work.”

#ADA #Olmstead20 #Anniversary #SuccessStory

#NowWeSee a picture of law case books on a shelf that contains a link to the ADA.gov website’s Olmstead page.

https://www.ada.gov/olmstead/olmstead_about.htm

Learn More About The Faces Of Olmstead!

“This week we celebrate the 20 Year Anniversary of the Olmstead ruling, which decreed that “unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities constitutes discrimination in violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.”

To learn more about the Olmstead ruling and the two women whose stories are so integral to its conception, follow this link below.Scroll down the page to read the personal stories of a few of the thousands of people whose lives have been improved by the Olmstead decision and the Department’s Olmstead enforcement work.”

#ADA #Olmstead20 #Anniversary #SuccessStory

#NowWeSee a picture of law case books on a shelf that contains a link to the ADA.gov website’s Olmstead page.

https://www.ada.gov/olmstead/olmstead_about.htm

OC Movie at Clayton Theatre

Check the website for The Clayton Theatre for the next open captioned movie on Wednesday June 19, “The Secret Life of Pets”

https://www.theclaytontheatre.com/

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test on Aug. 7, 2019

(Excerpt from Access @ FCC) The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on August 7, 2019, at 2:20 p.m. EDT, with an alternate test date of August 21, 2019. The EAS message will clearly state that the alert is only a test of the EAS. The test must comply with the FCC’s accessibility requirements and the test will include both audio and visual elements as required by the FCC’s rules.

Members of the public and organizations may provide useful feedback on the nationwide test, including any problems observed in the delivery of the EAS message during the nationwide test by reporting their observations to the Public Safety Support Center at https://www.fcc.gov/general/public-safety-support-center.

https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-announces-nationwide-emergency-alert-system-test-aug-7-2019

Christmas Worship, Pizza Party and Dingo

Come to church and have fun!!!

Christmas Worship and Pizza Party and Dingo

at

Lighthouse Fellowship

137 N. Easton Rd.

Glenside, PA 17038

On Sunday, Dec 16 10:30

Christmas cookies, Christmas story, Dingo and prizes

Contact Carol Stevens at carolstevens100@hotmail.com

Or 443-794-6499