To celebrate National Disability Awareness Month, the Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities will host a disability educational trivia contest during October and November 2012. Each week a question will be posted on the ICED website, www.state.il.us/iced on Friday. Employees are to answer to the best of their knowledge. We will keep tabs on the answers. Who will get the most correct answers? Who will win this contest? How much do you really know about disabilities? Learn more about this promotion by accessing the ICED website. Good luck to you disability genius!
Question for November 29th:
In which year was ICED enacted?Answer 1974 P>
Question for November 23rd:
Which U.S. President had/has a hearing impairment? AnswerD: Bill Clinton P>
Question for November 16th:
Who is responsible for initiating the passage of the 1990 ADA Act? AnswerJustin Dart
Question for November 9th:
Former Secretary of State Michael J. Howlett stated that physically handicapped drivers in Illinois would have their license plates marked with a wheelchair symbol for the very first time in what year?AnswerC: 1975
Question for November 2nd:
If a disabled individual has cogenital anosmia, which would be a suitable reasonable accommodation request for a fire alarm system?
Answer: b- blinking lights. If an employee answered with c. water sprinkler going off in the building, it can be used, but it is not the most suitable accommodation. Choice a. is a trick choice since anosmia is the inability to smell, therefore a foul odor won’t help the disabled individual in an emergency.
Question for October 26th:
President Abraham Lincoln had a disability. Can you tell us what it was?Answer:
The answer to Abraham Lincoln's disability is mental depression. However, President Lincoln did suffer abnormal bone growth and from Marfan’s Syndrome. So, an employee answering any of those, still gets the answer correct.
Question for October 19th:
Name a deaf major league baseball player who was a) a major contributor to the creation of using hand signals during baseball games and b) inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003?Answer: William Hoy.
Submit your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by the Thursday following the date of posting of the question (October 25th for the first question) to qualify. A new question will be posted each Friday until November 30, 2012. The answer to the question posted each Friday will appear on the ICED website the following Friday, so check the website on October 26th for the answer to the question posed above.
State Employment 101: An introduction to the Hiring Process
A Webinar Sponsored by ICED, DOR, and DHIC*
October 24, 2012 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
To register contact
Dan Dickerson, Department of Human Services, Moderator
Handouts: Review of State Hiring Process, Review of State Hiring Process (PowerPoint), SD Brief Points, Alternative Employment Info Guide, Application, Title Listing, DHR and ICED and State Jobs, IDOT Hiring Process, Prevent Problems with your Application, Testing Accommodation Request Form
Governor Quinn Signs Laws To Reduce Disability Parking Abuse
New Laws Increase Penalties for Unauthorized Use of Handicap Placards
Two new laws will help crack down on unauthorized use of handicap parking placards. House Bill 5624 increases fine for unauthorized use to $600 (up from $500), and doubles the fine for creating or possessing fraudulent disability plates or using a genuine disability placard in the absence of the authorized holder ($1000, up from $500). The new law also imposes an initial fine of $1000 on a physician or other specified healthcare professional who knowingly falsifies a certification.
House Bill 5056 establishes tougher penalties for the improper use of a deceased person's handicap placard. The law makes the new offense a Class A misdemeanor with a minimum fine of $2,500 and mandatory revocation of the offender's driving privileges. It also raises the fine for a second conviction of misuse of a disability placard from $750 to $1000 and allows the Secretary of State to suspend or revoke driving privileges.
ICED PRESENTS: THE SCOOP ON PROMOTIONS
June 27, 2012, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Watch Archived Video of the seminar: Part 1, Part 2, Transcript
Handouts:Agenda, ICED Facts, Promotionasl Application, Bid Form, Work 4 Illinois- Job Posting
ICED FY11 Annual Report Is Now Available
To that end, this Annual Report documents the Committee’s accomplishments throughout the fiscal year including the placement of ICED interns with state entities over the summer, presenting a series of seminars, hosting a legislative reception, an awards ceremony and issuing newsletters.
2012 AWARDS CEREMONY
On April 25, ICED hosted its annual awards event to recognize a state employee, state agencies, non-profit groups and businesses for their support of employees with disabilities, and for promoting a greater awareness of disability issues. Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon presented the awards and commended the agencies and organizations for helping individuals with disabilities. Image gallery from the ceremony
VIDEO: Hiring Employees with Disabilities: Making it Work
This video was created by the Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities to highlight some examples of people with disabilities who are employeed by the State of Illinois.
Websites of Interest
Connecting the Disability Community to Information & Opportunities.
Disability Law Lowdown
Disability Law Lowdown Podcast delivers the latest in disability rights information every other week. You can subscribe for free and have shows automatically delivered, or you can listen to the show and read the transcripts from this site.
Disability411 provides audio workshops, interviews and information on disability-related topics for those who work with individuals with disabilities, including college disability counselors, rehabilitation counselors, K-12 special education teachers, employers, or anyone who works in the disability field.
ICED CONFERENCE SERIES
What You Need to Know about the Family and Medical Leave Act
Over the course of your career, you may need to use medical leave
for yourself or a family member. Or, as a state employee, you may
be called on to implement or explain the family/medical leave
requirements for your agency staff. You should attend this program
to find out about your rights and responsibilities.Handouts
View Transcript of FMLA program
THE NEW GI BILL AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS
Thank you to all who attended the Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities (ICED) in partnership with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) special event for Veterans, friends and family members. Agenda Handout Video
ADA Amendments Act Seminar
A New Law for People with Disabilities: What will it mean to you?
Thank you for everyone who was able to attend the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act Explained Seminar presented by attorney Gerard Broeker, of the Statewide Independent Living Council. This Act broadens the definition of “disability,” covering more individuals. Handout, Outline
An archive of this Seminar as well as a transcript of the seminar is available.
Empowerment for Americans with Disabilities:
Breaking Barriers to Careers and Full Employment
A comprehensive report created by the National Council on Disability.
Report in HTML format
Report in PDF format
Final Report on Best Practices
For the Employment of People with Disabilities
In State Government
This report highlights best practices of nine states that promote the hiring, retention, and advancement of individuals with disabilities in state government jobs.
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is issuing this report as part of the agency's efforts in support a comprehensive strategy
for the full integration of people with disabilities into all aspects of America's social and economic life.
In a continuing effort to increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities, the ICED has added the Employment Resources section to this website. This section provides
publications, training materials and resources for employees and employers in an effort to increase awareness of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, and to facilitate the use of effective strategies.
Interagency Committee on Employees with
The Interagency Committee on Employees with
Disabilities (ICED) was created by statute to
address the needs of state employees with
Disabilities. Co-chaired by the Department of
Human Rights and the Departments of Human
Services, the Committee has five agency members
and four employee members appointed by the
Governor. The five statutory agency members
are the Departments of Human Rights, Human
Services, Central Management Services, Veterans
Affairs, and the Civil Service Commission. In
addition, ICED has the following standing
committee members: the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Commission, U of I Division of Specialized
Care for Children, the Department of
Transportation, and the Department of Children
and Family Services.
The Committee serves as a resource to state
agencies on disability matters and state
employees on issues of concern. The Committee's
monthly meetings are open to the public.
For information about scheduled meetings or
upcoming events, an individual can call, write, or
e-mail the Committee.
The Committee can be reached through the Department of Human Rights, at 222 S. College,
Room 101(A), Springfield, Illinois, 62704, or by calling (217) 785-5119 (Voice), or (217)
785-5125 (TTY). E-mail messages can be sent to the Department of Human Rights E-mail