Events

October 18, 2013

Facts of the Day October 18 – 24

October 18 – Disability discrimination occurs when an employer or other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act treats a qualified individual with a disability who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because he or she has a disability.

October 19 – The National Institute of Mental Health reported that each year, one in four Americans experience a mental health disorder. The U.S. Surgeon General reported that ten percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. suffer from emotional and mental disorders that cause significant impairment in their day-to-day lives at home, in school, and with peers.

October 20 – In August 2012, 34 percent of employed veterans with a disability worked in federal, state, or local government, compared with 19 percent of veterans with no disability and 14 percent of nonveterans. The federal government employed 19 percent of veterans with a disability, compared with 7 percent of veterans with no disability and 2 percent of employed nonveterans.

October 21 – Section 4214 of Title 38, United States Code, called upon agencies to establish a separate affirmative action program for disabled veterans as part of the agencies’ efforts to hire, place, and advance persons with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

October 22 – The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was the first major legislative effort to secure an equal playing field for individuals with disabilities. This legislation provided a wide range of services for persons with physical and cognitive disabilities. Those disabilities can create significant barriers to full and continued employment, the pursuit of independent living, self-determination, and inclusion in American society.

October 23 – In 1975, the Supreme Court ruled in O’Connor v. Donaldson that people cannot be institutionalized in a psychiatric hospital against their will unless they are determined to be a threat to themselves or to others. Justice Potter Stewart stated, ―That the State has a proper interest in providing care and assistance to the unfortunate goes without saying. But the mere presence of mental illness does not disqualify a person from preferring his home to the comforts of an institution.‖

October 24 – The Road-to-Freedom tour kicked off on November 15, 2006. This 50-state bus tour and photographic exhibit chronicled the history of the grassroots ―people’s movement‖ that led to passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Mens-5K-winners

News Briefs January 23, 2015

New Year’s 5K run Photo by Josh Merk Ryan Shields, C. J. Bramante, and Jonathon Sandvig placed first, second and third respectively in the men’s division of the New Year’s 5K run/walk held recently at March Air Reserve Ba...
 
 
DEOMI-2015-MLK-Jr

DEOMI releases 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance poster

DEOMI graphic/Peter Hemmer In observance of the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork available for download f...
 
 
Blood-Donation

National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month, and the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) is encouraging all service members to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015. National Blood Donor Month recognizes the importance of...
 

 

News Briefs January 16, 2015

DESERVING AIRMAN COMMISSIONING BOARD There will be a Deserving Airman Commissioning Board held on Feb. 19, 2015. All packages are due to FSS/FSMPD by Jan. 24. For more information, contact 452nd Force Support Squadron Career Development at 655-3113. FEBRUARY YELLOW RIBBON EVENT The Air Force Reserve Command Yellow Ribbon Program invites you to a Regional...
 
 

News Briefs January 9, 2015

DESERVING AIRMAN COMMISSIONING BOARD There will be a Deserving Airman Commissioning Board held on Feb. 19, 2015. All packages are due to FSS/FSMPD by Jan. 24. For more information, contact 452nd Force Support Squadron Career Development at 655-3113. FEBRUARY YELLOW RIBBON EVENT The Air Force Reserve Command Yellow Ribbon Program invites you to a Regional...
 
 
GoRuck

News Briefs December 19, 2014

GoRuck Challenge (U.S. Air Force photo/Steve Watson) Participants of the first ever GoRuck Challenge held at March ARB gather for a photo following the event, Dec 3. The GoRuck Challenge is a team event, inspired by the most el...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin