ADA Live! is a free monthly radio show broadcast nationally on the Internet on the first Wednesday of each month. Ask questions and learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). During the live show, real-time captioning will be available and you can call-in your ADA questions for the guest speaker.
The second episode of ADA Live!: Beyond Yellow Ribbon: Veterans with Disabilities Returning to Work will discuss how work is not just about a paycheck for veterans with disabilities. It’s about identity, pride and human connection. It’s also about healing because veterans with disabilities who are employed have better physical and mental health.
Since 2001, about 2.5 million men and women have served in the U.S. military. One-third of these service members served more than once. About half of all returning veterans have some level of service-connected disability. For many veterans, the transition to civilian life means leraning to life with a disability. Today’s “yellow ribbon” spirit has resulted in better services, protections and treatments for veterans with disabilities. However, many veterans, especially those with disabilities, still face significant barriers in their transition to civilian life. During this episode, we will focus on several key issues for returning veterans with disabilities to work.
On the WADA ADA Live! website, you can get up-to-the minute program schedule information, submit questions for upcoming ADA Live! episodes, and participate in the online group discussions. Recordings of past episodes, including a transcript, resources and more information will be available at adalive.org.