Upcoming this Saturday, December 20, 2014

Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of PSAD
Chapter Meeting
** Election of Officers **

December 20, 2014
4:00 p.m.

Please bring your ideas and concerns to our meeting.

Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf Clubhouse
1854 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Proudly winner of 2014 PSAD Outstanding Chapter Award

Upcoming Board of Managers Meeting in January

It will be held at Comfort Suites, 450 Station Road, Grantville, PA 17028 on January 23-25, 2015. It is open to public.

Press Release from The Equal Rights Center Concerning a Grand Jury Decision Not to Indict Police Officer in the Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Teenager

Click here to view Press Release from The Equal Rights Center (ERC website)

PSAD Newsletter is Here!

PSAD Newsletter Spring, Summer and Fall 2014 is now available online. Read the newsletter to get news and accomplishments PSAD has made. Click here to view the newsletter in PDF format.

EEOC Nationwide Lawsuit against FedEx Ground Update – ASL Infomation Video Link to EEOC is Included

As you may know, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently filed a nationwide lawsuit against FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (“FedEx Ground”) alleging that FedEx Ground discriminated against deaf or hard-of-hearing Package Handlers or applicants for the Package Handler position in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). EEOC alleges that FedEx Ground violated the ADA by, for example, failing to provide deaf or hard-of-hearing Package Handler applicants or employees with effective communication accommodations during the hiring process, in orientation and training, and for work-related meetings and communications. We are attempting to reach deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals nationwide who may have applied for, or worked as, a Package Handler with FedEx Ground and who may be covered by the lawsuit.
Click here to view email message from EEOC and ASL Video link.

SSP Grant Press Release from Pennsylvania Governor

Governor Tom Corbett announced that the Department of Labor & Industry’s Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services within the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing have partnered with the PA Statewide Independent Living Council to award a $425,000 grant to the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) to fund the first statewide program of Support Service Providers (SSPs) for individuals who are deaf-blind.
Click here to view press release (webpage).

PA SILC Action CMTE: Help PA SILC on Facebook-like us (and share)

In case you weren’t aware, PA SILC has a Facebook Page. You can find us listed as ‘PA Statewide Independent Living Council’. Once you find us, please click the ‘like’ option and ‘share’ with others where possible.

If you can go on Facebook (www.facebook.com ), look for us, ‘like’ us (PA Statewide Independent Living Council) and then ‘share’, it will help us get to over 100 likes (we’re close) which will help us really promote our efforts. You can make a difference here and we appreciate it!

Click here to view email from PA SILC. (webpage)

ERC Files Lawsuit against Kohl’s for Lack of Accessible Stores Nationwide

The ERC filed a lawsuit against Kohl’s Corporation and Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. (Kohl’s), a Wisconsin-based department store retail chain. The suit alleges that Kohl’s violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New York Human Rights Law by discriminating against customers with mobility disabilities. Click here to read more…

EEOC Sues FedEx for Nationwide Disability Discrimination

EEOC filed a lawsuit alleging that FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (FedEx Ground) discriminated against a nationwide class of deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers and applicants for those positions.

Click here to view more information.

Videophone Services for the Deaf is Available at Unemployment Compensation

PA Unemployment Compensation has a VP program that run every Wednesday, from noon to 4, to help the deaf community work through the UC process. We have a state registered interpreter as well as a UC representative to answer any questions and/or help with filing biweekly claims for UC.

Click here to view more information.

What’s It is Official! North Central Chapter of PSAD is BACK!

It is official!!!

North Central Chapter of Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf
is B A C K !!!

President: Bob Probst
Vice President: Kimberly Feaster
Treasurer: Todd Short
Recording Secretary: Charlotte Conser

Congratulations to North Central Chapter for coming back to PSAD Chapters!

Click here to view more information.

NAD Responds to Police Brutality Towards Deaf/Hard of Hearing

The NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum discusses police brutality towards deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Click here to view video of NAD CEO and transcript at NAD.

Austine Strong Rally

“Austine Strong” was the theme of the day on Saturday, September 27th during the “VERMONT DEAF RIGHTS. Save Austine School and Services Rally” at the State House in Montpelier.

Click here for more details.

Frank Nemshick recieves an Award!

OUR PSAD Member, Frank Nemshick recieved an Award for Service to Society from King’s College!!
Click on the link below to see announcement.
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PSAD 2015 Calendar for Sale!

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2015 Conference in Philadelphia, PA

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Exploring the Experiences of Deaf Employees Working in Deaf and Hearing Workplaces: A Phenomenological study

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PFHA’s Homeowners Energy Efficiency Loan Program

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Note of Thanks to Lillian Hoshauer from Andrew Donald Roppelt

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Valley View Enrollment Information

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Future Board of Managers Meeting Dates are Posted

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Membership Drive: Special rate – $25.00 Lifetime membership. Please click here

Need update your record for PSAD membership file…

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by Lynn Stroud, PSAD Membership Secretary

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