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Month: December, 2013
Webinars Only
Date Title
Monday
December 02
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.

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Sponsor: Office of Mental Health
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
December 04
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Special Education for Students with Visual Disabilities

The trainer will discuss the importance and requirements of special education for students with visual disabilities.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Mrs. Julia Diaz, Special Education Teacher for Students with Visual Disabilities
Location: Caguas , PR
Friday
December 06
Training | Yessica Guardiola
The Rights of Blind People

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

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Mrs. Doris Antunez, Continuing Education Director
Friday
December 06
Training | Yessica Guardiola
The Rights of People who are Blind

 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.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Optometry School, Inter American University
Monday
December 09
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 15

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
Wednesday
December 11
Workshop | Hannah Rudstam
Leading in a Disability Inclusive Workplace: The Just-In-Time Program at Northrop Grumman

 The Just-in-Time Program promotes disability inclusiveness in the workplace through a blended learning approach.  This in-person session leverages a “core group” within the organization to disseminate a disability inclusiveness message and the Just-in-time Toolkit. 

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: McLean, VA
Wednesday
December 11
Online Training | Wendy Strobel Gower
Accommodations on the Job Scenario Clinic

 Since 1990, when the ADA was passed, employers have been required to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with covered disabilities.  Though many employers understand the basics of their legal obligations around accommodation, they may struggle with applying accommodation processes in real life in the workplace.  This interactive webinar will include an exploration of some everyday dilemmas around the accommodation process by examining actual accommodation scenarios.  These scenarios will touch upon a range of legal, human and practical issues related to accommodations.  What constitutes an “accommodation request?”  What is a “good faith effort” to engage in the interactive process?  What if an accommodation doesn’t work?  What about leave and re-assignment? What role should managers/supervisors play in the accommodation process?  What happens when a job or role changes?  During this session, we will consider real-life scenarios touching upon these questions.  Then we will explore possible response options, considering the consequences of possible actions.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
December 12
Online Training | EARN Partner
Disclosing Disability: What You Need to Know

Come learn from experts on disability and employment about how and when to disclose your disability during the recruitment and employment process. Find out what employer responsibilities are to accommodate your needs in the workplace. Discover how you can put employers and colleagues at ease to diminish any concerns about your disability and how it relates to your productivity and performance in the workplace.

Speakers:
Maria Town is a Policy Advisor at the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. At ODEP, her work focuses on issues related to youth with disabilities.
 
Jennifer Thomas is the Youth Development Specialist for the National Collaborative for Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) in the Center for Workforce Development at the Institute for Educational Leadership.

 

Lou Orslene is the Co-Director of the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), the premier national resource for free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment. Lou’s presentations are informed by 25 years in the field of disability employment and through collaborations with ATIA, DMEC, SHRM, USBLN and others.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Thursday
December 12
Non-EDI Webinars | ADA Center Partner
ADA and Lodging Webinar Series

Speaker: Nancy Horton, Information Specialist, Mid Atlantic ADA Center

This session will cover a variety of topics addressed in the recent revisions of the ADA regulations. We will cover the changes related to effective communication, reservation systems and front desk operations, distribution of accessible guest rooms designed for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, and dispersal of accessible rooms among price offerings and various room types. Emergency egress strategies for guests and employees with disabilities will also be discussed. Resources will be provided. The session will conclude with a question and answer segment.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Tuesday
December 17
Non-EDI Webinars | EARN Partner
Moving Toward Compliance with OFCCP's new Section 503 & VEVRAA Regulations

On September 24, 2013, OFCCP issued new regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503) and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA). Things have changed and the “Moving Toward Compliance” webinar series will assist contractors in understanding and complying with the new requirements.
During this first session, OFCCP outlines the new self-identification requirements, including when contractors are required to invite applicants and employees to self-identify, the purpose for collecting that information and its use. In addition, OFCCP will review the new data collection requirements for job openings, jobs filled, and applicants and hires who are protected veterans and/or individuals with disabilities.
Join us to learn more on this topic as we move towards compliance.
For additional webinar dates, check out OFCCP’s website, http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/final_rules_webinars.htm

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Wednesday
December 18
Online Training | Joe Zesski
Responsibilities of State Agencies Under Title I of the ADA

This training will focus on the obligations of state employers under Title I. It will review the formation of the ADA and its general structure, the development and implementation of the ADA Amendments Act, and its impact for employees with disabilities. Attendees will learn about employee disclosure and the reasonable accommodation process from the supervisors perspective. Participants will apply their knowledge gained in test scenarios. They will also receive resources to help further their knowledge regarding reasonable accommodation.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: NJ DOH
Location: Trenton, NJ
Wednesday
December 18
Online Training
WISE Event
Project: External Clients
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