For more information, go to www.dol.gov/odep.

CDE and AUCD to Host May 11 Twitter Chat on Creating Inclusive Work Environments for People with Mental Health Disabilities
In recognition of Mental Health Month, ODEP’s Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) are hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday, May 11, from 1:00-2:00 PM ET. Titled “#CDEMentalHealth: Creating Inclusive Work Environments for People with Mental Health Disabilities,” the chat will feature special guest Andy Imparato, Executive Director of AUCD. Don’t miss this chance to engage with Andy and others in an online discussion about the importance of helping people with mental health disabilities thrive in the workplace, along with strategies for doing so effectively. To participate in the conversation, please use the hashtag #CDEMentalHealth.

PEAT Talks: W4A and the Future of Accessible Work — May 18, 4:00-5:00 PM ET
In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) will present its May PEAT Talk, “W4A and the Future of Accessible Work.” Join W4A Conference Chair Vivienne Conway to hear the highlights and top trends emerging from the global conference Web For All 2017: The Future of Accessible Work. The PEAT Talk will be held May 18, 4:00-5:00 PM ET.

Job Accommodation Network Releases Quarterly E-News
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) E-News shares information about low-cost and innovative accommodation approaches; the latest trends in assistive technologies; announcements of upcoming JAN presentations, media events, trainings, and webcasts; and legislative and policy updates promoting the employment success of people with disabilities. The current newsletter features articles on taking a service animal to a job interview, returning to work after hospitalization for mental health treatment, overtime restrictions and the ADA, and more.

Latest EARN Newsletter Now Available
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) has issued its May 3 newsletter, highlighting information neurodiversity in the workplace, Mental Health Month, the Federal Exchange on Employment and Disability, upcoming web events, and more.

The Playlists: Disability Resources for WIOA Practitioners
A suite of new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) resources called “The Playlists: Disability Resources for WIOA Practitioners” has been posted on the Disability and Employment Community of Practice on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce GPS technical assistance site. Each playlist is a set of links to resources such as toolkits, reports, online courses, and videos on a specific topic related to improving service to individuals with disabilities. The resources are intended for use by workforce development professionals, employers, rehabilitation services providers, adult educators, and other practitioners.

U.S. Department of Transportation to Host Civil Rights Virtual Symposium — May 17-18
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s 2017 Civil Rights Virtual Symposium, “Speaking with One Voice: Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future,” will be held May 17-18. The symposium is a two-day virtual event that will connect stakeholders, themes, and perspectives across the civil rights and transportation communities. It will focus on principles of civil rights, diversity, and inclusion while acknowledging the achievements of past work to advance the cause of equity and opportunity. The sessions will explore emerging issues that will assist in the innovative development of new policies to help transform the future of transportation.