City of Norwich Disability Awareness Week

October 7 – October 11, 2019

A Week of Interaction on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

and Other Disability-Related Issues

 

Voting Rights for People with Disabilities (radio)

Monday, October 7, 11:00 AM

Norwich Registrars of Voters Dianne Daniels and Diane Slopak, along with Norwich Commission for Persons with Disabilities members Kevin Harkins and Elanah Sherman, discuss voting rights on the Stu Bryer Show, WICH-1310 Radio.

 

Government Benefits for People with Disabilities

Monday, October 7, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Presenter:  Stuart Hawkins, Founder and Financial Advisor, Futures Planned

Where:  Disabilities Network of Eastern CT (DNEC), 19 Ohio Avenue

 

Working It Out: Presentation and Panel Discussion on ADA Employment Rights

Tuesday, October 8, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Presenters:  Attorneys from CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, plus others.

Where: Community Room, Otis Library, 261 Main Street

Lunch & Learn:  Disability Sensitivity Workshop

Wednesday, October 9, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Registration required.  Call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128 to register.

Presenter:  Melissa Marshall, Coordinator of the CT Cross Disability Lifespan Alliance

Where:  Meeting Room, Otis Library, 261 Main Street

 Resource Table and Voter Registration

Wednesday, October 9, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Where:  Atrium, Otis Library, 261 Main Street

Municipal Roundtable (featuring key City employees on topics of ADA relevance)

Thursday, October 10, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Where:  Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive

 

Legislative Panel Discussion on Past and Upcoming Disability-Related Legislation

Friday, October 11, 10:30 – 11:45am

Where:  Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive

 All events free and open to the public. For a calendar of events, go to www.otislibrarynorwich.org. For material in alternative format or sign language interpretation, please contact elanahs@gmail.com or 860-614-7200. (Request deadline: September 30)

 

Disability Awareness Week is sponsored by the Norwich Commission for Persons with Disabilities, with the essential support of the City of Norwich Office of the Mayor, Norwich Public Utilities, Otis Library, and Rose City Senior Center.