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Month: May, 2013
Webinars Only
April 2013   |   June 2013
Date Title
Wednesday
May 01
Workshop | Kathleen Lee
EARN Resources and Services

Provided EARN resources to federal contractors and discussed products that were applicable to compliance of Section 503 and 4212.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Sprint
Location: Kansas City, MO
Thursday
May 02
Training | Yessica Guardiola
The Declaration of Incapacity and Guardianship Designation Judicial Procedure in PR

The trainer will explain the Declaration of Incapacity and Guardianship Designation Judicial Procedure and Requirements in PR.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Myrnalis Castro, MAVI-Rio Grande Coordinator
Location: San Juan, PR
Thursday
May 02
Online Training | LaWanda Cook
CWNYBLN Addressing Disabilities (Webinar Series)-Attracting and Retaining

 This Workshop will: 

  • Briefly cover how ADA pertains to the hiring and employment of individuals with disabilities,
  • Highlight the business case for employing people with disabilities,
  • Highlight some of the workforce trends impacting disability employment, and
  • discuss the value of universal design principles in attracting and retaining employees with disabilities.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: CWNY BLN
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
May 02
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Module 2--Wrap-up Webinar
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Friday
May 03
Online Training | ADA Center Partner
Accessibility Update: Swimming Pools, Wading Pools and Spas

Topics covered will include: -The 2010 ADA Standards scoping requirements for pools and spas (i.e. when are pools and spas required to be accessible?) -Participants will learn about the ADA’s Program Accessibility and Barrier Removal Standards for Title II and Title III entities and how they should be applied to existing swimming pools, wading pools and spas that were in place prior to January 31, 2013 that are not being altered. -Technical requirements for achieving accessibility with the 2010 ADA Standards (this will include an overview of the 2010 ADA Standards Section 1009 requirements for pool lifts, sloped entries, transfer walls, transfer systems and pool stairs). Who would benefit from these webinars? -Architects -Building owners and managers -Swimming club management personnel -Hotel and resort owners/management -Municipal managers -ADA coordinators -Disability advocates.

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: United Spinal
Location: Online Webinar
Monday
May 06
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 14

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.

Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
May 07
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Rights of Blind People under the ADA

The trainer will explain the Rights of Blind People under the ADA, including in employment and, public and private services.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Luz M. Rivera, Association’s Director
Location: Bayamon, PR
Wednesday
May 08
Training | LaWanda Cook
Helping Individuals with Disabilities to Find and Maintain Employment

Topics will include: • Overview of the ADA/ADAA • Definition of “qualified” as it relates to employment • What can employers ask about disability during the employment process? • Disability Disclosure: A personal decision and legally-protected choice • Requesting Accommodation: The Interactive Process • Accommodating different types of disabilities

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Union County Community Work Council
Location: Springfield, NJ
Thursday
May 09
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Special Education and the ADA

The trainer will explain to parents the special education process, including their rights and responsibilities in it.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Jesebel Castaing, School’s Special Education Facilitator
Location: Sabana Grande, PR
Thursday
May 09
Training | LaWanda Cook
The Americans with Disabilities Act and Disability Disclosure

Course Objective: To provide professionals with up to date information on ADA/ADAAA and how they impact disclosure and employment. Learning Outcomes: 1. Review of ADA/ADAAA a. New Regulations b. Expansion of the definition of disability under the law 2. Disclosure when, why and how 3. Common and creative accommodations for persons with mental health issues entering employment 4. Strategies on how to approach employers for accommodations 5. Strategies for dealing with co-workers

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Union, NJ
Sunday
May 12
Conference
National ADA Symposium

The National ADA Symposium is the premiere training conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related laws. - Get information that you can use on the job and in your community. - 72 break-out sessions offered for different skill levels and professions. - Sessions presented by representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice, Access Board, EEOC and other national experts. - Keynotes by Dr. Lex Frieden, Executive Director, ILRU, and the Honorable Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio (scheduled). - Courses offered towards becoming a Certified ADA Coordinator. - Venue in beautiful San Antonio next to the River Walk, just a block from the Alamo! - Registration fee includes 4 Full Meals: 2 Working Breakfasts, 2 Working Lunches, plus a Welcome Reception. Visit the website at www.adasymposium.org.

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Great Plains ADA Center
Location: San Antonio, TX
Monday
May 13
Presentation | Wendy Strobel Gower
Advanced Discussion Forum: Employment

 This session will provide an opportunity for attendees with advanced knowledge and experience in employment to discuss pertinent issues and problem solve.  The Session will follow a guided facilitation format. 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: ADA Symposium
Location: San Antonio, TX
Tuesday
May 14
Presentation | Wendy Strobel Gower
Connecting Veterans with Disabilities & Employers

 During this session, we will consider two parts of a research project recently carried out by the Northeat ADA Center.  The first part of this project included a survey conducted in collaboration with the National Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) on the preparedness of employers to hire, accommodate and retain veterans with service-related disabilities.  The second part of this project included a survey of veterans with disabilities on their preparedness to apply their rights in seeking and sustaining employment.  We will present the findings of these two surveys and discuss program and practice implications. 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: ADA Symposium
Location: San Antonio, TX
Tuesday
May 14
Presentation | Wendy Strobel Gower
Navigating the Accommodation Labyrinth

 The ADA requires that employers provide accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities in order to remove workplace barriers to provide equal employment opportunity.  For many employers understanding when and how they must comply can be, at times, complex.  This session will help employers develop effective policies, procedures, and best practices that can assure full compliance as well as help to successfully respond to reasonable accommodation requests and needs resulting in creating a productive work environment for all employees. 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: ADA Symposium
Location: San Antonio, TX
Tuesday
May 14
Online Training | LaWanda Cook
Using the Tools in YOUR Online Community

This session will review the following topics: • Overview if the new ADA TN Online Community • How to “network” with the network! • Using the web-based training customization tool • Tracking impact of the ADA TN

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Wednesday
May 15
Online Training | EDI General Partner
GLADNET Webinar Series: "Job Retention and Reintegration of Workers Experiencing Mental Distress"

At any one moment, around 20% of the working-age population in the average OECD country is suffering from a mental disorder in a clinical sense. In developed countries over 44% of people with mental difficulties do not seek help. In developing countries the number is closer to 90%. Stigma and fear are major barriers to looking for help. The median age at onset across all types of mental disorders is around 14 years of age, with 75% of all illnesses having developed by age 24. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Mental ill-health difficulties will account for 15% of the total burden of disease globally by 2020 and depression will be second only to heart disease. Mental health problems and illnesses typically account for approximately 30% of short- and long-term disability claims and 70% in the case of young people. An estimated 57.7 million adults in America, 26.2% of the population, have a mental disorder. In any given year, one in five people in Canada experience a mental health problem or illness and the cost to the economy is well in excess of $50 billion. The costs of mental health problems have been estimated to be equivalent to be at least 3% of Gross National Product (GNP) in the EU. Costs associated with lost employment are considered to be the single greatest contributor to costs. The OECD has called for policy to shift away from severe to common mental disorders and sub-threshold conditions and to focus upon more active and preventive strategies rather than current more reactive approaches. This seminar explores:

 

    • The biopsychosocial basis of mental health;
    • The dynamics of absence and return to work;
    • The early identification of mental health problems;
    • Workplace strategies to maintain workers experiencing mental distress;
    • Supports and interventions to build workers’ capacity to cope with stress;
    • Strategies to promote the reintegration of workers, who have withdrawn from work as a result of a mental health condition.

 

Project: GLADNET
Monday
May 20
Online Training | Nancy Hinkley
PDSC Webinar
Project: Transition Services Professional Development Support Center
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
May 22
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Right of People with Mental Disabilities under the ADA

The trainer going to speak at the waiting area about the Rights of People with Mental Disabilities under the ADA and will be answering the questions of the audience about this subject.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Evelyn Rivera, Complaint Officer
Location: San Juan, PR
Wednesday
May 22
Online Training
FDWC Meeting: EEOC Management Directive 715 (MD715)

 A discussion on EEOC Management directive 715 barrier analysis and its application to the retention and development of persons with disabilities. EEOC Experts Dexter Brooks and Mildred Rivera-Rau present.

Presenters:

  • Dexter Brooks, EEOC
  • Mildred Rivera-Rau, AOD

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Wednesday
May 22
Online Training
WISE Event
Project: External Clients
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
May 28
Online Training | Hannah Rudstam
Upcoming changes for federal contractors and subcontractors: Hiring and employing people with disabilities

Disability inclusiveness is rapidly becoming an imperative for employers.  During this session, we will explore the case for disability inclusiveness in the context of upcoming federal regulations pertaining to the ADA AA and Rehabilitation Act 503 new regulations.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online
Wednesday
May 29
Training | Hannah Rudstam
Reasonable Accommodations Clinic: Real-life scenarios and dilemmas around providing reasonable accommodations in today’s workplace.

Many employers “get it” when it comes to the basics of their ADA obligations around reasonable accommodation. Yet, they may struggle with understanding real-life dilemmas around implementing reasonable accommodations in the workplace.  During this session, we will use a scenario-based approach to discuss dilemmas and challenges around providing compliant and effective accommodations.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Long Island, NY
Wednesday
May 29
Online Training | Sarah von Schrader
Learn about characteristics of employment discrimination charges filed under the ADA

 This new online tool provides data tables and visualizations of ADA employment discrimination charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as well as state and local Fair Employment Practice Agencies.

This tool is designed to be used by anyone who would like to learn more about disability discrimination charges in their state or region. The data available on the site includes state level information on:

·        ADA charges rates (ADA charge per 10,000 individuals with a disability in the labor force)

·        The percent of ADA charges citing common bases (e.g., diabetes, depression)

·        The percent of ADA charges citing common issues (e.g., discharge, reasonable accommodation)

Users can access all data through accessible tables as well as select and compare states of interest using interactive data visualizations.

This presentation will provide some background on the EEOC charge data and the development of this online tool as well as show users how to access and use this tool.

Register now.

Project: Employer Characteristics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Thursday
May 30
Online Training | Erin Sember
New Regulations: Service Animals

This session will review the following topics: • Revised definition of service animals under the ADA • Service animal inquiries under the ADA • Differences between the ADA and other laws impacting people who use service animals (i.e. Fair Housing Act, Air Carrier Access Act)

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
May 30
Online Training | Bill Erickson
New tool for Disability and Compensation Data exploration

This new tool provides an easy way to explore content and the hundreds of variables related to disability and health conditions, work, compensation (e.g. pay and benefits) and employer characteristics across 11 major datasets.

This presentation will introduce this new innovative web-based free resource designed to help researchers learn:

•What datasets related to disability and compensation are out there?

•What topics are covered in each dataset?

•What are the strengths and limitations?

•How do I access the datasets? 

Register now.

Project: Employer Characteristics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Sponsor: NIDRR/EPRRTC
April 2013   |   June 2013
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