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FDA authorizes second booster shot for people age 50 and up

Federal Judge rules in favor of parents in mask lawsuit

Department of Transportation to Hold Public Meeting on Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs

Parents of disabled students sue Virginia Governor

Sign Language Classes–Fall 2022 CANCELED

Bennett’s Village

DOJ settles discrimination claims against 19 business owners

Additional Protections for Workers with Disabilities in Virginia

The Safety Net Program Congress Forgot

IRC office hours from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm due to rise in COVID cases

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FDA authorizes second booster shot for people age 50 and up

Mar 29 2022

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light on Tuesday to a second coronavirus vaccine booster shot for people aged 50 and older in an effort to ward off another potential spike in infections due to a subvariant of omicron. Read More

Federal Judge rules in favor of parents in mask lawsuit

Mar 24 2022

Virginia state officials will not be allowed to prevent or limit 10 school divisions from considering mask requirements as an accommodation for some students with disabilities, under a federal injunction. Read More

Department of Transportation to Hold Public Meeting on Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs

Mar 17 2022

VIRTUAL MEETING REGARDING AIR TRAVEL

Parents of disabled students sue Virginia Governor

Feb 2 2022

SEVEN SCHOOL BOARDS SUE VIRGINIA GOVERNOR

Sign Language Classes–Fall 2022 CANCELED

Jan 14 2022

ALL CLASSES CANCELED

All Classes will be conducted virtually through Zoom:

Beginners Class

Start Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm (No classes during Thanksgiving week)

End Date: December 8, 2022 (12 weeks)

There is a sliding scale of $50-$75 per 12-week session.

Make your check out to IRC and note “Sign Language” and mail to IRC to reserve a slot in an upcoming session. Make sure to include your name, email address, and phone number. Mail checks to:  Brenda Gianniny, IRC, 815 Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

For more information contact Brenda Gianniny at  bgianniny@ntelos.net

Sign Language Form

 

Bennett’s Village

Aug 7 2021

Bennett’s Village is an organization dedicated to make the world a more inclusive place for ALL to play.  Read More

DOJ settles discrimination claims against 19 business owners

Jun 8 2021

DOJ makes moves to assure access in DC, Maryland, and Virginia businesses.

Additional Protections for Workers with Disabilities in Virginia

May 19 2021

Virginia companies employing five or more workers will need to comply with the addition of “disability” as a protected characteristic to the Virginia Human Rights Act effective July 1.

The Safety Net Program Congress Forgot

Apr 26 2021

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/550027-the-safety-net-program-congress-forgot?fbclid=IwAR3qyOrAGOzZ3BYCb7ZgPLxURr7OIW3u-ZruKfhASL13sLk5I4UvWGztpec

Due to the neglect of the SSI program and other programs which were meant to support the disabled population, millions of people have been forced to live in abject poverty within the richest nation in the world. They must live on outdated and below poverty level checks from the government. But if they try to supplement their menial incomes, they are penalized for the effort.

IRC office hours from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm due to rise in COVID cases

Jan 14 2021

The offices of the Independence Resource Center will be continue to be open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for office hours due to a surge in COVID cases in the area. Please contact IRC at info@charlottesvilleirc.org if you need to contact staff. We are experiencing technical problems with our phone message system. Thank you for your patience.