New Posting

Register to Vote by October 18, 2016

Posted: September 15, 2016

An email from Mountain State Centers for Independent Living reminding you to register to vote:

Register to Vote

You must register to vote by no later than 4 p.m. October 18, 2016 in order to vote in the November 8, 2016 General Election. This deadline also applies to a change of address or party change. You may apply to register to vote online, in person at your county clerk's office or by mail.

Register to vote online

To register to vote online, you must have a West Virginia driver's license or ID card number and the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Register online.

Register to vote in person

If you do not have a West Virginia driver's license or ID card number and the last four digits of your Social Security Number, you may register in person at your County Clerk's office. Visit the County Clerk Directory.

Vote as if your life depended on it -

because it does! Justin Dart

If you need help registering or have any questions, call us at 304-525-3324 in Huntington and 304-255-0122 in Beckley.

New Posting

T. et al v. Bowling et al

Posted: September 14, 2016

Partnerships in Assistive Technologies (PATHS) is holding a workshop, "Pathways to Funding: A step-by-step workshop to help you get the assistive technology devices and services you need" on October 13, 2016 in Morgantown, WV.  See the Pathways to Funding flyer (pdf) for more information.

WV has eliminated the option to vote a straight party ticket.  For more information see this flyer from the WV Secretary of State's office (pdf).

New Posting

National Voter Registration Month Kickoff

Posted: September 1, 2016

West Virginia Advocates staff attended the Secretary of State’s National Voter Registration Month kickoff. Please register and vote!

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Sarah Mathis, advocate, Christopher Mathis, registered voter, Natalie Tennant, Secretary of State, Susan Given, Executive Director, Gina Desmond, Advocate.

ADA Study

Posted: August 16, 2016

The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a study with people with disabilities to identify and address participation disparities among people with disabilities. See the flyer (RTF) for more information.

From the Social Security Administration:

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar
Ticket to Work: Working with a Federal Contractor
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

If you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support that you need!

Join us on August 31, 2016, for the latest WISE webinar. We will be presenting information on Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you, including details about Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 503 is a regulation that prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against people with disabilities and requires these employers to take action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain more people with disabilities. The presentation will include information on:

  • What Section 503 changes mean for Social Security disability beneficiaries;
  • Tips for self-identification during the application and hiring process; and
  • Ticket to Work and work incentives.

Register online at www.choosework.net/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be sure to check your spam folder. Registration information will also be available online the day of the webinar.

United States Department of Education's "letter to clarify and provide guidance on the Federal obligations of school districts that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) to students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Department's implementing regulations". (PDF)

WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities's (CED) Access for All on SSI and Working

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