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Month: November, 2013
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Friday
November 01
Training | Yessica Guardiola
The Rights of Blind People

The trainer is going to speak about the rights of blind people under the different Titles of the ADA and PR laws, including case law.

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Project: EDI (General)
Sponsor: Mrs. Doris Antunez, Continuing Education Director
Location: Optometry School, Inter American University
Friday
November 01
Conference | Yessica Guardiola
The Rights of People who are Blind

 The trainer is going to speak about the Rights of People Who are Blind under the different  Titles of the ADA and PR laws, including case law.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Optometry School
Location: Optometry School, Inter American University
Friday
November 01
Online Training | David Brewer
Transition PDSC

Transition Specialist Training

Project: Transition Services Professional Development Support Center
Sponsor: Transition PDSC/NYSED
Location: Online
Monday
November 04
Training | Joe Zesski
Including Students with Disabilities; Access, Opportunity, and Accommodation Issues

 This closed session training for GCU faculty and staff will focus on the obligations of higher education institutions under the ADA and Section 504. It will discuss navigating the reasonable accommodation process and appropriate academic adjustments. It will also explore the need for colleges and universities to provide equal access to students with disabilities.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Georgian Court University
Location: Lakewood, NJ
Monday
November 04
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 10

The Citizen-Centered Leadership Development Community of Practice series is a unique combination of self-paced distance learning study, robust field work, interactive class assignments and live webcast instruction designed to advance theoretic and skill-based learning leading to quality outcomes in the lives of people with disabilities.

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
November 05
Training | Yessica Guardiola
ADA Basics

 The trainer will discuss the five titles of the ADA requirements, enforcement agencies and how to file a complaint under the ADA; and will answer the related audience questions.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: MAVI Metro Region Staff
Location: MAVI Metro Region, San Juan, PR
Tuesday
November 05
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.6: Healthcare: Medicaid, Medicare and S-CHIP

Through the use of PowerPoint, lecture and written materials, participants will gain additional information that will assist any SSI beneficiary who wishes to return to work at any level of activity. Proper planning and information is critical to this effort and participants will gain the knowledge necessary to help ease this transition. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge and utilization of the various provisions. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
November 06
Online Training | LaWanda Cook
Tales from the TA Line Part 1: Employment-Related Inquiries

This session will feature some of the most common and also most challenging Title I –related questions addressed by the NEADA Technical Assistance (TA) staff. There will also be time for TN members to ask questions and to share information with each other.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Wednesday
November 06
Online Training
FSIS NDEAM WebEx Event

 National WebEx Training for US Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspectors and support personnel on employment and disability within the Federal government.

Project: EDI (General)
Thursday
November 07
Presentation | Wendy Strobel Gower
The Americans with Disabilities Act: Getting the ADA Right

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is landmark legislation that extends civil rights protection to people with disabilities.  Even though it has recently celebrated its 23rd anniversary, many people are still unfamiliar with its mandates that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, state and local government services, public transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and telecommunications. 

The ADA Amendment was passed by Congress in 2008 and put into effect by the Federal Register in 2011.  To increase the participant’s understanding of this Act and subsequent changes, the first part of this program will provide an overview of ADA Titles 1 to 4: Employment, Public Accommodations, Transportation, and Universal Access.  Since the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently targeted health care for employment issues, the second part of this program will focus on accessible health care and employment matters, exploring the topic from both the employer and provider viewpoint. 

Upon completion of this program, the learn will be able to:

Part 1:

  • Review Titles 1 to 4 of the American With Disabilities Act.
  • Describe the American With Disabilities Act and federal agencies that are responsible for assistance and enforcement.
  • Discuss the impact the ADA has had on employment and health care.

Part 2:

  • Investigate why the Department of Justice has made ADA Enforcement a priority in governing public accommodations and state and local government services.
  • Discuss how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces ADA regulations covering employment issues.
  • Explore the reasons why the EEOC is targeting health care to assure the integration of persons with disabilities into the healthcare system.

The target audience is all interested professionals including but not limited to rehabilitation counselors, nurses, OT, PT, speech, recreation, and social workers.

Contact Al Guadioso for further questions @ (845) 786-4908.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: National Rehab. Association
Location: West Haverstraw, NY
Thursday
November 07
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.1: Information Gathering, Analysis, Advising and Reporting

This course explores the process for providing solid counsel using lecture, PowerPoint, and written materials. This skill-building session provides opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
November 07
Online Training | Nancy Hinkley
Partners Transition Webinar
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Friday
November 08
Training | Guest Speaker
CRS Milestone Training
Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR/NYS CASE
Location: Online
Friday
November 08
Online Training | Guest Speaker
CRS Milestone Training

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Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR/NYS CASE
Friday
November 08
Training | Guest Speaker
CRS Milestone Training
Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR/NYS CASE
Location: Buffalo, NY
Monday
November 11
Online Training
Citizen Centered Leadership Webinar: Conversations

As human service professionals, we do a great job of creating what Michael Smull refers to as "a good paid life." Join us as Michael shares his thoughts on how person-centered thinking and practices can and should support people toward lives of contribution through citizenship beyond the boundaries of human services systems. 

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Location: Webinar
Monday
November 11
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 11
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
November 12
Online Training | ADA Center Partner
4th Annual Small Hotels and Business Development Conference

Distribution of General ADA Information.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: St. Croix, VI
Tuesday
November 12
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.2: Work Incentives Support Planning

This course explores the process for providing solid counsel using lecture, PowerPoint, and written materials. This skill-building session provides opportunity for question and answer. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
November 12
Online Training | ADA Center Partner
Veterans and Service Animals

This 1.5 hour webinar will focus on the use of service animals by veterans, primarily in ADA Title II (State & Local Government) and Title III (Places of Public Accommodation) settings. The webinar will particularly look at the use of service animals by veterans who have non-apparent disabilities, such as PTSD.  Service animal basics will briefly be covered, as well as a short discussion on service animals as a workplace accommodation for veterans with disabilities.

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: ADA National Network
Location: Online Webinar
Wednesday
November 13
Online Training | Luz Semeah
There's No Place Like Home: Housing and Disability Issues

 The search for housing can be a very stressful and multifaceted process for veterans with service-connected disabilities. Among other things, this process requires the evaluation of different factors, such as one’s credit score, housing costs in relation to income and employment status, and space requirements. Many veterans with disabilities encounter stress during the search process and experience dissatisfaction with their housing, especially, when considering their disabilities in relation to their housing circumstances and needs. This webinar will discuss findings from a study which focused on the rental housing search and occupancy experiences of veterans with service-connected disabilities.   

 

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
November 14
Training | Yessica Guardiola
ADA Overview

The trainer will discuss the five titles of the ADA, including it amendments.  The audience will have a good understanding of how the ADA applies and it requirements.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Municipal Staff
Location: Rio Grande, PR
Thursday
November 14
Online Training | ADA Center Partner
4th Annual Small Hotels and Business Development Conference

Distribution of General ADA Information.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: St. Thomas, VI
Thursday
November 14
Training | Yessica Guardiola
ADA Overview

The trainer will discuss the five titles of the ADA, including it amendments.  The audience will have a good understanding of how the ADA applies and it requirements.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Municipal Staff
Location: Rio Grande, PR
Thursday
November 14
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.3: Work Incentives Long-Term Assistance

This course explores the process for providing proactive benefits and work incentives monitoring and assistance using lecture, PowerPoint, and written materials. This skill-building session provides opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Friday
November 15
Training | Guest Speaker
CRS Milestone Training

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Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR/NYS CASE
Location: Albany, NY
Friday
November 15
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Reasonable Accommodation in Special Education

The trainer will discuss the importance and requirements of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: School Staff
Location: Patillas , PR
Friday
November 15
Online Training | United Spinal
What’s Your Plan? Barrier Removal in Title III Entities. Part 1

Part 1 of the series will provide an in-depth review of the Department of Justice’s Title III ADA Regulations and highlight the Barrier Removal Standard. Differences between New Construction and Alterations as compared to Barrier Removal efforts will also be discussed.

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Monday
November 18
Conference | Erin Sember
Professional Development Experience for Employees with Disabilities

 You take pride in being a good employee and strive to contribute to your company in a meaningful way. However, at times you feel like your professional growth has been challenged, perhaps by the false assumptions and the stigmatizing beliefs you have encountered. You have career goals you have not yet reached and would benefit from a chance to reflect on your strengths and think through the skills you need to hone in order to take that next step in your career. Further, you need strategies you can use to put this information into action.

Cornell University's Enhancing Skills Needed in Today's Workplace Professional Development Program for Employees with Disabilities was created with you in mind. This 2.5 day program is designed to supplement the general leadership/career enhancement training you have attended through your current place of employment. This program will help build on those prior experiences and specifically explore the ways in which disability may both positively and adversely impact opportunities for professional growth. The primary goal of this program is to provide experiences and strategies to empower professionals with disabilities to maximize their potential, increase their engagement, and expand their contribution in the workplace.

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Project: EDI (General)
Location: Ithaca, NY
Monday
November 18
Training | Yessica Guardiola
ADA Overview

The trainer will discuss the five titles of the ADA, including it amendments.  The audience will have a good understanding of how the ADA applies and it requirements.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Municipal Staff
Location: Canóvanas , PR
Monday
November 18
Training | Yessica Guardiola
ADA Overview

The trainer will discuss the five titles of the ADA, including it amendments.  The audience will have a good understanding of how the ADA applies and it requirements.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Municipal Staff
Location: Canóvanas , PR
Monday
November 18
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 12

The Citizen-Centered Leadership Development Community of Practice series is a unique combination of self-paced distance learning study, robust field work, interactive class assignments and live webcast instruction designed to advance theoretic and skill-based learning leading to quality outcomes in the lives of people with disabilities.

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
November 19
Training | Guest Speaker
CRS Milestone Training
Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR/NYS CASE
Location: Garden City, NY
Tuesday
November 19
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.4: Integrating Work Incentives Planning into Employment Services and Caseload and File Management

Through the use of a Power Point presentation, lecture and written materials participants will become acquainted with the great variety of agencies and partners that may be involved with a beneficiarys return to work.  Most importantly, what steps can be taken to ensure that all players are on the same page and none of the various plans conflict!  When the beneficiary enters a crisis period what is the practitioners role?  And how do you build time into your schedule to provide immediate assistance. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
November 20
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Accessible Health Services

The trainer will discuss the importance and requirements of accessible health services. (4 session, 1.5 hours each, 100 people each session)

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Hospital Staff
Location: Tiempo , PR
Wednesday
November 20
Training | Guest Speaker
CRS Milestone Training
Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR/NYS CASE
Location: Bronx, NY
Wednesday
November 20
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen-Centered Leadership Open House

This webinar will introduce the premiere framework and foundation for the Community of Practice that distinguishes the Citizen-Centered Leadership course of study from every other on-line resource currently available and provide a brief overview of the six core areas that focus participants in sound theory and practice.

  • Citizenship and Leadership: creating opportunities of empowerment with and on behalf of people with disabilities
  • Community-Building Imperative: exploring the role that perception of disability plays in the architecture and allocation of service resources
  • Person-Centered Planning: provides the philosophic framework around which the entire course is organized
  • The Abundant Community: shifting the social status of people with disabilities from “consumer” to “contributor”
  • Making a Life by Making a Living: a step-by-step approach to supporting people with disabilities take their place in the world of work
  • A Call to Action: strategic planning approaches to service transformation

In just a half hour you will understand why the Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice is the single best resource in shifting the patterns that have kept people with disabilities out of typical community experience for far too long. 

 

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
November 20
Online Training
WISE Event
Project: External Clients
Thursday
November 21
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Accessible Health Services

The trainer will discuss the importance and requirements of accessible health services. (4 session, 1.5 hours each, 100 people each session) 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Hospital Staff
Location: Fajardo , PR
Thursday
November 21
Online Training | ADA Center Partner
Disability Awareness: Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act

Presentation on Communicating Effectively with People with Disabilities, and getting the job and moving ahead when working with a disability.

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: St. Thomas, VI
Thursday
November 21
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Partners Graduate Webinar
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Friday
November 22
Conference | Yessica Guardiola
MAVI – Metro Region Office Open House, in San Juan PR

MAVI Executive Director and Metro Region Staff will talk to service providers and other public about MAVI services and from 10:45 – 11:00 AM PR Time (9:45 – 10:00 AM EST) the trainer will speak about the ADA and the services provided through the NEADA.

 

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Janice Huertas, MAVI-Metro Region’s Independent Living Program Coordinator
Location: San Juan, PR
Monday
November 25
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Accessible Health Services

The trainer will discuss the importance and requirements of accessible health services. (4 session, 1.5 hours each, 100 people each session) 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Hospital Staff
Location: Fajardo , PR
Monday
November 25
Online Training
Citizen Centered Leadership Webinar: Conversations

The gap between citizenship and disability is one of tension. John O'Brien rounds out our 2013 series talking about how that tension creates the opportunity for social innovation and personal leadership. 

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Location: Webinar
Monday
November 25
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 13

The Citizen-Centered Leadership Development Community of Practice series is a unique combination of self-paced distance learning study, robust field work, interactive class assignments and live webcast instruction designed to advance theoretic and skill-based learning leading to quality outcomes in the lives of people with disabilities.

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
November 26
Training | LaWanda Cook
The Americans with Disabilities Act: What it is and What it Means for the Hospitality Industry

This interactive session for employees of the Hotel School will include information about disability etiquette, changing views about disability in America, an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and obligations relevant to the hospitality industry under this law. Participants will have an opportunity to consider how they can improve the experiences of hotel guests with disabilities.


Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Ithaca, NY
Tuesday
November 26
Workshop | Hannah Rudstam
Disability in Your Workplace: Legal, Human, and Practical Issues

Over the last five years, there have been significant changes in the landscape of disability inclusiveness in the workplace.  What do municipal government employers need to do to ensure that they are not only in compliance with new laws and policies, but also ensure that they have a workplace where everyone can contribute to the full extent of their talents.  During this session, we will co-explore key situations and dilemmas around disability in the workplace.  This will include hiring, disclosure, accommodation, retention, inclusion, disability inquiry and other issues.  Also, we will focus on issues related to collecting medical information and disability inquiry.  The interactive session will include film clip discussion, presentations, case studies and scenario analysis. 

 

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Jeanna Abura
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Tuesday
November 26
Training | LaWanda Cook
The Americans with Disabilities Act: What it is and What it Means for the Hospitality Industry

This interactive session for employees of the Hotel School will include information about disability etiquette, changing views about disability in America, an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and obligations relevant to the hospitality industry under this law. Participants will have an opportunity to consider how they can improve the experiences of hotel guests with disabilities.


Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Ithaca, NY
Wednesday
November 27
Online Training
Test
Project: EDI (General)
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