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Month: May, 2014
All Events
April 2014   |   June 2014
Date Title
Thursday
May 01
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Partners Module 2 Wrap-up Webinar
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Friday
May 02
Presentation | Yessica Guardiola
Service Animals for Independent Living

The trainer will discuss the definition of service animal under federal and PR Law and how they are an independent living tool for people with disabilities.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Elba A. Ortiz-Laureano, Office of Services for Students with Disabilities Official
Location: San Juan, PR
Monday
May 05
Presentation | Thomas Golden
Basic Strategies to Maximize Earnings Potential of SSI/DI Beneficiaries

For the past ten years supported employment recipients who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) have achieved disparate employment outcomes when compared to their supported employment peers without disability benefits.  Supported employment practitioners report limited knowledge of how disability benefits are impacted by earnings, and how best to support disability beneficiaries in achieving their full employment potential.  This session will introduce participants to a series of basic strategies that can be used to illustrate for disability beneficiaries how they can achieve greater earnings potential, while minimizing risks associated with losing cash and health care benefits. A glossary of common terms and work incentive strategies will be provided.

 

 

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Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: Lake Placid, NY
Monday
May 05
Presentation | LaWanda Cook
An Introduction to the MakingWorkHappen Toolkit

This session provides an overview of a free, online resource for employers, disability employment professionals and veterans with disabilities.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: NYS APSE
Location: Lake Placid, NY
Monday
May 05
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 15
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Monday
May 05
Presentation | LaWanda Cook
Work-Life Balance: What Disability Service Professionals Need to Know

This session considers the concept of “balance” or “harmony” between work and other life domains, and how the need for work-life balance influences the work of disability service professionals in addressing consumers’ needs.

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: NYS APSE
Location: Lake Placid, NY
Tuesday
May 06
Training | Erin Sember
Let’s “Talk” About Disability

The disability population is a growing minority- we will interact with students, staff, faculty, and customers with disabilities regularly. The aim of this session is to consider how we view disability in the practical, every day setting, and raise awareness and understanding of how we can interact effectively with individuals with disabilities, particularly in the professional, academic, and customer service settings. 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Cornell University Vet School
Location: Ithaca, NY
Wednesday
May 07
Online Training | Joe Zesski
Tales from the TA Line Part 2: State and Local Government –Related Inquiries

This session will feature some of the most common and also the most challenging Title II-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.

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Wednesday
May 07
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Reasonable Accommodation for College Students with Disabilities

The trainer will discuss the importance of reasonable accommodations for college students with disabilities, including examples and best practices.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Inter-American University – Arecibo Campus
Location: Arecibo, PR
Thursday
May 08
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Advocate Development Group – Disability in History

The trainer will discuss how it has changed through history the vision and the role of people with disabilities in society.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: MAVI
Location: San Juan, PR
Monday
May 12
Online Training | Susanne Bruyere
Creating Disability Inclusive Workplaces

The low labor force participation rate of people with disabilities, and the charges of employment disability discrimination evident in many countries, suggest that much still needs to be done to create more disability inclusive workplaces.    This webinar will identify, from  related current Cornell University related research, employer good practices that signal to those looking for employment that employment settings area “disability friendly,” and thereby encourage applicants who are individuals with disabilities.    Ways to better assure equitable advancement and meaningful inclusion in the workplace, once hired, will also be discussed, including ways to minimize stereotyping, exclusion, and the micro aggressions that can contribute to a worker’s sense of being devalued and marginalized in a workplace.

Participants will learn:

  • What current data tell us about areas where individuals with disabilities perceive workplace exclusion occurring;
  • Ways to measure workplace inclusion;
  • Workplace policies that contribute to a disability inclusive-inclusive environment;
  • The critical role supervisors play in creating a disability inclusive environment; and
  • Implications for employment and disability researchers, services providers, and employers

 

 

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Project: GLADNET
Monday
May 12
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLD Conversations Webinar Series

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
Tuesday
May 13
Training | LaWanda Cook
ADA Trainer Network Event: New Member Orientation

 Location: St. Croix, VI

What is the ADA Trainer Network (ADA TN)?

The ADA Trainer Network was created by the Northeast ADA Center (NEADA), a member of the ADA National Network, housed within the Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance our capacity to reach a broader range of stakeholders in our region - stakeholders who are directly or indirectly impacted by the ADA whether in their personal lives, in a professional role, through employment, in their business and customer interactions, in their relationship to the built environment or in their participation in programs and policies. TN members are provided with a complete curriculum covering a variety of topics on all Titles of the ADA and receive training on how to deliver the material to diverse audiences.

What is the Advanced ADA Trainer Network (Advanced TN)?

The Advanced ADA Trainer Network is comprised of a select group of TN members who meet specific criteria. With the newly established Advanced TN, our intention is to help foster a sustainable network of informed trainers who through specific projects which they identify and carry out create positive change that enhances the lives of individuals with disabilities within their local communities. Helping to capture the impact of their work by reporting back to NEADA and participation in the spring 2016 "State of the Community" conference is a critical component of Advanced TN membership.

What are some of the benefits of participating in the ADA Trainer Network and the Advanced ADA Trainer Network?

  • More than 40 training modules on the ADA and related topics
  • An enhanced online community, just for TN members!
  • A web-based training customization tool to help you design sessions tailored to your audiences
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Discounts on NEADA fee-for-service products
  • Assistance with advertising your successful projects and availability to conduct training*
  • Opportunities to receive books, CDs, and other items to add to your ADA TN "toolkit"!*

* These benefits are only for members of the Advanced ADA TN

Training Dates:

May 13th - New Member Orientation (New Members must attend; others are welcome)
May 14th - All Member New Curriculum Roll-out (new and current members): Please bring laptop if you have one.
May 15th - Advanced ADA TN Change Agent Workshop (open to new and current members; the required application will be sent to you before the event).

Click Here to Register
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: St. Croix, VI
Wednesday
May 14
Training | LaWanda Cook
ADA Trainer Network Event: All Member Training

 Location: St. Croix, VI

What is the ADA Trainer Network (ADA TN)?

The ADA Trainer Network was created by the Northeast ADA Center (NEADA), a member of the ADA National Network, housed within the Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance our capacity to reach a broader range of stakeholders in our region - stakeholders who are directly or indirectly impacted by the ADA whether in their personal lives, in a professional role, through employment, in their business and customer interactions, in their relationship to the built environment or in their participation in programs and policies. TN members are provided with a complete curriculum covering a variety of topics on all Titles of the ADA and receive training on how to deliver the material to diverse audiences.

What is the Advanced ADA Trainer Network (Advanced TN)?

The Advanced ADA Trainer Network is comprised of a select group of TN members who meet specific criteria. With the newly established Advanced TN, our intention is to help foster a sustainable network of informed trainers who through specific projects which they identify and carry out create positive change that enhances the lives of individuals with disabilities within their local communities. Helping to capture the impact of their work by reporting back to NEADA and participation in the spring 2016 "State of the Community" conference is a critical component of Advanced TN membership.

What are some of the benefits of participating in the ADA Trainer Network and the Advanced ADA Trainer Network?

  • More than 40 training modules on the ADA and related topics
  • An enhanced online community, just for TN members!
  • A web-based training customization tool to help you design sessions tailored to your audiences
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Discounts on NEADA fee-for-service products
  • Assistance with advertising your successful projects and availability to conduct training*
  • Opportunities to receive books, CDs, and other items to add to your ADA TN "toolkit"!*

* These benefits are only for members of the Advanced ADA TN

Training Dates:

May 13th - New Member Orientation (New Members must attend; others are welcome)
May 14th - All Member New Curriculum Roll-out (new and current members): Please bring laptop if you have one.
May 15th - Advanced ADA TN Change Agent Workshop (open to new and current members; the required application will be sent to you before the event).

Click Here to Register
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: St. Croix, VI
Wednesday
May 14
Online Training | Hannah Rudstam
Scenario Clinic: Finding qualified candidates with disabilities

 For many organizations, recruitment is a “make or break” function.  Making sure the right people are in the right job at the right time can make the different between meeting organizational goals and falling short.  Recruitment is also a statement (often tacit) about where an organization expects to find talent and who they believe has it.  Because the recruitment function is key to both organizational goals and diversity/inclusion, it has become a focus for recent legislative rules changes, such as Rehabilitation Act Section 503 and VEVRAA.  During this webinar, we will use an interactive scenario-based approach to examine some legal, human and practical issues around recruiting qualified people with disabilities.  In addition to the scenario discussion, we will include a look at resources for recruiting qualified candidates with disabilities. 

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
May 15
Training | LaWanda Cook
ADA Trainer Network Event: Change Agent

Location: St. Croix, VI

What is the ADA Trainer Network (ADA TN)?

The ADA Trainer Network was created by the Northeast ADA Center (NEADA), a member of the ADA National Network, housed within the Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance our capacity to reach a broader range of stakeholders in our region - stakeholders who are directly or indirectly impacted by the ADA whether in their personal lives, in a professional role, through employment, in their business and customer interactions, in their relationship to the built environment or in their participation in programs and policies. TN members are provided with a complete curriculum covering a variety of topics on all Titles of the ADA and receive training on how to deliver the material to diverse audiences.

What is the Advanced ADA Trainer Network (Advanced TN)?

The Advanced ADA Trainer Network is comprised of a select group of TN members who meet specific criteria. With the newly established Advanced TN, our intention is to help foster a sustainable network of informed trainers who through specific projects which they identify and carry out create positive change that enhances the lives of individuals with disabilities within their local communities. Helping to capture the impact of their work by reporting back to NEADA and participation in the spring 2016 "State of the Community" conference is a critical component of Advanced TN membership.

What are some of the benefits of participating in the ADA Trainer Network and the Advanced ADA Trainer Network?

  • More than 40 training modules on the ADA and related topics
  • An enhanced online community, just for TN members!
  • A web-based training customization tool to help you design sessions tailored to your audiences
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Discounts on NEADA fee-for-service products
  • Assistance with advertising your successful projects and availability to conduct training*
  • Opportunities to receive books, CDs, and other items to add to your ADA TN "toolkit"!*

* These benefits are only for members of the Advanced ADA TN

Training Dates:

May 13th - New Member Orientation (New Members must attend; others are welcome)
May 14th - All Member New Curriculum Roll-out (new and current members): Please bring laptop if you have one.
May 15th - Advanced ADA TN Change Agent Workshop (open to new and current members; the required application will be sent to you before the event).

Click Here to Register
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: St. Croix, VI
Friday
May 16
Online Training | United Spinal
What’s Your Plan? Barrier Removal in Title III Entities. Part 4

 Part 4 of the series will discuss the remediation of the barriers to accessibility found in the site assessment process and discuss how to apply to the Barrier Removal Standard to determine if barriers are readily achievable to remediate. This part of the series will stress the importance of using the findings of the site assessment to generate an Implementation Plan that will serve as a guide for building owners going forward that want to improve accessibility, but may not have the funds needed to correct every accessible feature in the facility in the immediate future. We will provide attendees with guidance issued by the Department of Justice to help “rank” those accessibility features that are deemed of higher priority –i.e. what do I fix first, and second, etc….

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Northeast ADA Center
Monday
May 19
Training | LaWanda Cook
ADA Trainer Network Event: New Member Orientation

 Location: St. Thomas

What is the ADA Trainer Network (ADA TN)?

The ADA Trainer Network was created by the Northeast ADA Center (NEADA), a member of the ADA National Network, housed within the Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance our capacity to reach a broader range of stakeholders in our region - stakeholders who are directly or indirectly impacted by the ADA whether in their personal lives, in a professional role, through employment, in their business and customer interactions, in their relationship to the built environment or in their participation in programs and policies. TN members are provided with a complete curriculum covering a variety of topics on all Titles of the ADA and receive training on how to deliver the material to diverse audiences.

What is the Advanced ADA Trainer Network (Advanced TN)?

The Advanced ADA Trainer Network is comprised of a select group of TN members who meet specific criteria. With the newly established Advanced TN, our intention is to help foster a sustainable network of informed trainers who through specific projects which they identify and carry out create positive change that enhances the lives of individuals with disabilities within their local communities. Helping to capture the impact of their work by reporting back to NEADA and participation in the spring 2016 "State of the Community" conference is a critical component of Advanced TN membership.

What are some of the benefits of participating in the ADA Trainer Network and the Advanced ADA Trainer Network?

  • More than 40 training modules on the ADA and related topics
  • An enhanced online community, just for TN members!
  • A web-based training customization tool to help you design sessions tailored to your audiences
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Discounts on NEADA fee-for-service products
  • Assistance with advertising your successful projects and availability to conduct training*
  • Opportunities to receive books, CDs, and other items to add to your ADA TN "toolkit"!*

* These benefits are only for members of the Advanced ADA TN

Training Dates:

May 19th - New Member Orientation (New Members must attend; others are welcome)
May 20th - All Member New Curriculum Roll-out (new and current members): Please bring laptop if you have one.
May 21st - Advanced ADA TN Change Agent Workshop (open to new and current members; the required application will be sent to you before the event).

Click Here to Register
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: St. Thomas, VI
Monday
May 19
Conference
NYS PROMISE Semi-Annual Learning Community (Spring 2014)

Learning Community Agenda

PROMISE Learning Community I: Spring 2014

Track 1

Youth Experiences

Track 2

Service Delivery

Track 3

Parent Engagement

Monday, May 19, 2014

8:00 am – 9:30 am

 

Registration Open

Food for Thought Session- Breakfast with a Purpose

This session provides participants an opportunity to engage over their meal in a facilitated round-table conversation to identify facilitators and challenges focused on the area of most interest to them.

 

The program starts promptly at 8:00 am, all learning community members are required to attend.

(King Street Ballroom 2 and 4)

 

Youth Experiences

Table Hosts:

David Filiberto, Hannah Rudstam, Val Malzer, David Brewer

 

Service Delivery

Table Hosts:

Andrew Karhan, Andy Sink, Jessica Ellott, Wendy Strobel Gower

Parent Engagement

Table Hosts:

Susan Barlow, Rachel Howard, Adene Karhan, Mariko Sakita, Rob Muldoon

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Welcome and Opening Address

Andrew Karhan, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene

Corinne Weidenthal for US Dept. of Education

(King Street Ballroom 2 and 4)

10:30 am - 10:45 am

 

Break

 

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

 

Getting to Know Your Regional Partners and Their Roles

Andrew Karhan, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene

David Brewer and Valerie Malzer for Cornell University

This session will be a facilitated roundtable by region to assist partners in becoming acquainted and learning more about the anticipated roles that will be played on the project. The session starts with an overview of Systems Partnerships. Break into regional groups for discussion.

(King Street Ballroom 2 and 4)

WESTERN NEW YORK

Table Hosts: Sue Barlow, Val Malzer

 

CAPITAL REGION

Table Hosts: Adene Karhan, Thomas Golden

 

 

NEW YORK CITY

Table Hosts: Rachel Howard, Arun Karpur, Matthew Saleh

 

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Regional Networking Lunch

This session will provide participants and opportunity to network with regional partners. Please sit with your regional partners.

Special Topic Table:

www.NYSPROMISE.org

Table Hosts: Thomas Golden and Michelle Podolec

(King Street Ballroom 2 and 4)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Data Collection, Research Methodology, and the Intervention

Arun Karpur for Cornell University

Andy Sink, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene

This session will orient participants to the overall project research design

and how NYESS will be used as a data management system

(King Street Ballroom 2 and 4)

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Accessing and Using NYESS

Andrew Karhan, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene

Jessica Ellott, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene

This session will provide participants an overview of the NYESS system, as well as instructions for signing up in the system. Participants are encouraged to bring laptop and mobile devices to this session to maximize participation.

(King Street Ballroom 2 and 4)

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

PROMISE Dinner and First Annual Awards Ceremony

Presentation of the first annual PROMISE award for advancing opportunities for New Yorkers with disabilities and remarks by our special guests.

Special Guests:

John Allen, New York State Office of Mental Health

Kevin Smith, New York State Education Department

(Fort Orange Courtyard)

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

8:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Registration Open

Food For Thought Session II: Breakfast with a Purpose

This session will provide a de-brief of information from the Day One Food for Thought Session. Participants should select another area to attend.

 

The program starts promptly at 8:00 am, all learning community members are required to attend.

(King Street Ballroom 2 and 4)

 

Youth Experiences

Table Hosts:

David Filiberto, Hannah Rudstam, Val Malzer, David Brewer

 

Service Delivery

Table Hosts:

Andrew Karhan, Andy Sink, Jessica Ellott, Kelly Stengel, Wendy Strobel Gower

Parent Engagement

Table Hosts:

Susan Barlow, Rachel Howard, Adene Karhan Mariko Sakita, Rob Muldoon

9:00 am – 10:00 am

For the Good of the Order

Thomas Golden

(King Street Ballroom 2 and 4)

10:00 am – 10:30 am

 

Break and Hotel Check Out

 

10:30 am – 11:30 am

 

Concurrent Session I

Youth Experiences: Outreach and Recruitment

Arun Karpur and Bill Erickson

(King Street Ballroom 6)

Service Delivery: Outcomes-Based Payment System

Thomas Golden and Andy Sink

(King Street Ballroom 8)

Parent Engagement: WESTERN NEW YORK

Susan Barlow and Rob Muldoon

(King Street Ballroom

2 and 4)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Registration Closed

Regional Networking Lunch

This session will provide participants and opportunity to network with regional partners.

Please sit with your regional partners.

Special Topic Table:

www.NYSPROMISE.org

Table Hosts: Thomas Golden and Michelle Podolec

(King Street Ballroom 2 and 4)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Concurrent Session II

Youth Experiences: Outreach and Recruitment

Arun Karpur and Bill Erickson

(King Street Ballroom 6)

Service Delivery: Outcomes-Based Payment System

Jessica Ellott and Kelly Stengel

(King Street Ballroom 8)

Parent Engagement:

CAPITAL DISTRICT

Liz De Libero and Adene Karhan

(King Street Ballroom

2 and 4)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

 

Concurrent Session III

Youth Experiences: Outreach and Recruitment

Arun Karpur and Bill Erickson

(King Street Ballroom 6)

Service Delivery: Outcomes-Based Payment System

Thomas Golden and Andy Sink

(King Street Ballroom 8)

Parent Engagement:

NYC

Rachel Howard and Mariko Sakita

(King Street Ballroom

2 and 4)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Closing Session and Evaluation

Andrew Karhan, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene

Thomas Golden for Cornell University

Closing remarks, next steps and post-training evaluations.

 

The program ends at 3:30 pm, all learning community members are required to attend until session formally closes.

(King Street Ballroom 2 and 4)

 

Project: Promote the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE)
Sponsor: Cornell University/OMH/RFMH
Location: Albany, NY
Monday
May 19
Training | Jeffrey Tamburo
T1.C1 New Foundations of Supported Employment

 

T1.C1 New Foundations of Supported Employment

This course will lay the foundation for understanding the ins-and-outs of providing effective, efficient and values-driven supported employment services.

 Individuals participating in this course will learn:

1.      The history, values and philosophy of supported employment

2.      The steps of the supported employment process

3.      Funding sources and models of supported employment

4.      Ethical principles associated with effective service delivery

5.      Person-centered services concepts

 

Individuals will be able to:

1.      Begin the implementation of person-centered supported employment services

2.      Begin to identify potential partners in the employment planning process

3.      Identify skills needed to provide quality supported employment services

4.      Identify their role and responsibilities in the supported employment process

5.      Perform initial quality assessments in their program

 

 

Click Here to Register
Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: Syracuse, NY
Monday
May 19
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLD Conversations Webinar Series

The gap between citizenship and disability is one of tension. John O'Brien joins our Conversation series exploring topics ranging from the ethics and integrity of person-centered work to social innovation and personal leadership.

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
May 20
Training | LaWanda Cook
ADA Trainer Network Event: All Member Training

 Location: St. Thomas

What is the ADA Trainer Network (ADA TN)?

The ADA Trainer Network was created by the Northeast ADA Center (NEADA), a member of the ADA National Network, housed within the Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance our capacity to reach a broader range of stakeholders in our region - stakeholders who are directly or indirectly impacted by the ADA whether in their personal lives, in a professional role, through employment, in their business and customer interactions, in their relationship to the built environment or in their participation in programs and policies. TN members are provided with a complete curriculum covering a variety of topics on all Titles of the ADA and receive training on how to deliver the material to diverse audiences.

What is the Advanced ADA Trainer Network (Advanced TN)?

The Advanced ADA Trainer Network is comprised of a select group of TN members who meet specific criteria. With the newly established Advanced TN, our intention is to help foster a sustainable network of informed trainers who through specific projects which they identify and carry out create positive change that enhances the lives of individuals with disabilities within their local communities. Helping to capture the impact of their work by reporting back to NEADA and participation in the spring 2016 "State of the Community" conference is a critical component of Advanced TN membership.

What are some of the benefits of participating in the ADA Trainer Network and the Advanced ADA Trainer Network?

  • More than 40 training modules on the ADA and related topics
  • An enhanced online community, just for TN members!
  • A web-based training customization tool to help you design sessions tailored to your audiences
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Discounts on NEADA fee-for-service products
  • Assistance with advertising your successful projects and availability to conduct training*
  • Opportunities to receive books, CDs, and other items to add to your ADA TN "toolkit"!*

* These benefits are only for members of the Advanced ADA TN

Training Dates:

May 19th - New Member Orientation (New Members must attend; others are welcome)
May 20th - All Member New Curriculum Roll-out (new and current members): Please bring laptop if you have one.
May 21st - Advanced ADA TN Change Agent Workshop (open to new and current members; the required application will be sent to you before the event).

Click Here to Register
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: St. Thomas, VI
Tuesday
May 20
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Mistreatment of Elderly People

The trainer will discuss what behavior constitutes bullying to elderly people under the PR Bill of Rights of Elderly People and what the alternatives to prevent and protect this people against it are.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Agriculture Extension Office, PR
Location: Yauco, PR
Tuesday
May 20
Online Training | Wendy Strobel Gower
ADA and Social Work

This session will review important issues for Social workers to understand about the ADA As they support their clients with disabilities

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: NASW - NJ Monmouth/Ocean Unit
Location: Monmouth County, NJ
Wednesday
May 21
Training | LaWanda Cook
ADA Trainer Network Event: Change Agent


  Location: St. Thomas

What is the ADA Trainer Network (ADA TN)?

The ADA Trainer Network was created by the Northeast ADA Center (NEADA), a member of the ADA National Network, housed within the Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance our capacity to reach a broader range of stakeholders in our region - stakeholders who are directly or indirectly impacted by the ADA whether in their personal lives, in a professional role, through employment, in their business and customer interactions, in their relationship to the built environment or in their participation in programs and policies. TN members are provided with a complete curriculum covering a variety of topics on all Titles of the ADA and receive training on how to deliver the material to diverse audiences.

What is the Advanced ADA Trainer Network (Advanced TN)?

The Advanced ADA Trainer Network is comprised of a select group of TN members who meet specific criteria. With the newly established Advanced TN, our intention is to help foster a sustainable network of informed trainers who through specific projects which they identify and carry out create positive change that enhances the lives of individuals with disabilities within their local communities. Helping to capture the impact of their work by reporting back to NEADA and participation in the spring 2016 "State of the Community" conference is a critical component of Advanced TN membership.

What are some of the benefits of participating in the ADA Trainer Network and the Advanced ADA Trainer Network?

  • More than 40 training modules on the ADA and related topics
  • An enhanced online community, just for TN members!
  • A web-based training customization tool to help you design sessions tailored to your audiences
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Discounts on NEADA fee-for-service products
  • Assistance with advertising your successful projects and availability to conduct training*
  • Opportunities to receive books, CDs, and other items to add to your ADA TN "toolkit"!*

* These benefits are only for members of the Advanced ADA TN

Training Dates:

May 19th - New Member Orientation (New Members must attend; others are welcome)
May 20th - All Member New Curriculum Roll-out (new and current members): Please bring laptop if you have one.
May 21st - Advanced ADA TN Change Agent Workshop (open to new and current members; the required application will be sent to you before the event).

Click Here to Register
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: St. Thomas, VI
Wednesday
May 21
Online Training | Guest Speaker
FDWC Meeting: Procedures

In the 2012 report, Federal Agency Employment Strategies: A Framework for Disability Inclusion, the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor outlines federal best practices for recruiting, hiring, and advancing people with disabilities. The Ensure Productivity recommendation describes an effective, no frills practice, so that all federal employees can perform at the highest of standards.

Providing reasonable accommodations combines effective written procedures for making and processing requests with a proactive and agile framework. Federal employees with disabilities are routinely informed of their rights to receive accommodations, and have the ability to learn about, select, accept, or reject accommodations to meet their unique needs.

NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) is located in Houston, Texas. JSC has set out to create a seamless process for accommodations, encouraging supervisors and employees alike to recognize the positive effect these can have on overall performance.

eFedLink staff will interview Janelle Holt, Diversity Program Manager, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at NASA/Johnson Space Center about her agency’s philosophy, process and experiences, as profiled on the eFedLink Success Stories webpages.

JAN, the Job Accommodation Network, will share out some of the tools they have available to help federal agency employers with reasonable accommodations.

Presenters:

  • Akinyemi Banjo, ODEP, DOL
  • Alison Levy, OHRM, USDA
  • David Powell, EEO Specialist, Johnson Space Center, NASA
  • Nancy Hinkley, eFedLink
  • Tracie De Frietas, JAN

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Wednesday
May 28
Online Training
GLADNET Board Meeting
Project: GLADNET
Wednesday
May 28
Online Training
WISE Event
Project: BASS Webinars
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