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Month: September, 2013
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Date Title
Monday
September 09
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Accessibility in Health Services

 The training discusses the importance and ADA requirements of accessibility in health services.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Caguas, PR
Monday
September 09
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 2

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
September 10
Conference
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Project: EDI (General)
Tuesday
September 10
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Accessibility in Health Services

 The training discusses the importance and ADA requirements of accessibility in health services.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Caguas, PR
Tuesday
September 10
Online Training | Susanne Bruyère
Employment and Work: Disability Key Issues and Future Directions

 The Conference Board’s September Book Discussion FREE webcast will feature Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, Director of the Employment and Disability Institute and Associate Dean of Outreach at the Cornell University ILR (Industrial and Labor Relations) School, and co-author Linda Barrington, Ph.D., Executive Director of Cornell’s Institute for Compensation Studies, as they discuss their latest book, Employment and Work – Disability Key Issues and Future Directions. 


Employment and Work outlines the key workplace issues surrounding employment of people with disabilities. Susanne and Linda will discuss the context, challenges, and opportunities for employers seeking to improve their employee diversity and workplace effectiveness. Employment and Work is part of an 8 volume series released byThe SAGE Reference Series on Disability.

Peter Linkow, Senior Fellow, Human Capital at The Conference Board, and author of The Conference Board’s report, Leveling the Playing Field: Attracting, engaging, and advancing people with disabilities, will moderate this discussion important to anyone who wishes to explore major workplace issues surrounding disability and find guidance on new directions, trends, and contemporary resources in the field.
Sign in at no cost to participate in this free webinar.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Wednesday
September 11
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Accessibility in Health Services

 The training discusses the importance and ADA requirements of accessibility in health services.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Caguas, PR
Thursday
September 12
Conference
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Project: EDI (General)
Thursday
September 12
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Accessibility in Health Services

 The training discusses the importance and ADA requirements of accessibility in health services.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Caguas, PR
Thursday
September 12
Non-EDI Webinars | ADA Center Partner
ADA and Lodging Webinar Series

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

The 2010 Standards for Accessible Design define requirements for accessible buildings and facilities, and include many specific provisions for hotels. Although ADA requirements have been in effect for several years, the new 2010 Standards include some significant changes, and there is a great deal to know to fully understand these requirements. This session will provide an overview of the new requirements that are important for the lodging industry, including requirements for swimming pools and other recreational facilities. Accessibility survey tools and other resources will be shared. There will be ample time for questions and answers. This session will be submitted for AIA credit.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Thursday
September 12
Online Training
WISE Event
Project: External Clients
Location: Webinar
Thursday
September 12
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Module 6--Wrap-up Webinar
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Friday
September 13
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Accessibility in Health Services

 The training discusses the importance and ADA requirements of accessibility in health services.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Caguas, PR
Saturday
September 14
Training | Yessica Guardiola
The Rights of People with Mental Health Under the ADA

 The training explains the rights of people with mental disability under the ADA, including reasonable accommodation and answer the questions of the audience about this subject.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Vega Baja, PR
Monday
September 16
Online Training
Citizen Centered Leadership Webinar: Conversations

 Person-centered work was never about disability. Everyone is born "in." Join your host Carol Blessing and featured guest Jack Pearpoint as he reflects on the origin and intention behind person-centered planning.

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Location: Webinar
Monday
September 16
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 3

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
Wednesday
September 18
Conference | ADA Center Partner
20th Annual Mid-Atlantic ADA Update

 The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center presents:  

 

20th Annual Mid-Atlantic ADA Update

Wednesday, September 18 & Thursday, September 19

 

BWI Airport Marriott Hotel

Baltimore, Maryland

 Don't miss the region's leading conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act!    

 

Learn the latest information on the Americans with Disabilities Act at our 20th annual conference featuring representatives from: 

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • United States Access Board    
  • Federal Transportation Administration (invited)  

Keynote Speaker on September 18:  

 

Kirk M. Bauer, JD

U.S. Army, Retired

Executive Director, Disabled Sports USA 

This year's breakout sessions will include tracks on:

  • Accessibility & Design 
  • ADA & Employment  
  • General ADA Topics
  • Title II - ADA Coordinator

Continuing Education Credits

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) 
  • Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)
  • HR Certification Institute (HRCI)
  • ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP) 

Stay current with government and regional practices and policies, hone your skills, and expand your network!

 

Registration fee is $299 

(includes 2 full days, 2 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches)

  

For further information and to register:

 http://www.ADAUpdate.org

For more information, contact the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: 

e-mail: ADAtraining@transcen.org    

 

phone:  1-800-949-4232 V/TTY

 

web: http://www.ADAinfo.org 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
Location: Baltimore, MD
Thursday
September 19
Online Training | EARN Partner
FDWC News Hour
Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Thursday
September 19
Online Training | United Spinal
Accessibility Update: Difficult 2010 ADA Standards Technical Requirements

On September 19 from 2 PM – 3:30 PM, The Northeast ADA Center is teaming up with United Spinal Association’s Accessibility Services program to host a free Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) training webinar on the “trickier” 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design technical requirements. As both United Spinal Association and the Northeast ADA Center provide technical assistance to the public on these technical requirements, we are providing a webinar devoted exclusively to addressing your burning ADA accessibility questions. To make sure we address your questions in the webinar, please email your questions to jperry@accessibility–services.com by 8/24/13. In the subject line, please indicate “webinar question”.
 
Accessibility Services will be emailing out registration information for this free webinar in the next few weeks to those individuals that receive our newsletter. Note that AIA members that attend will receive 1.5 AIA CES HSW Learning Units, as the webinar is a 1.5 hour program.
 
Should you have any questions, feel free to email Jennifer Perry at jperry@accessibility-services.com.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
September 19
Online Training | Nancy Hinkley
Partners Graduate Webinar
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Monday
September 23
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 4

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
September 24
Training | Hannah Rudstam
The ADA and Beyond: Disability Inclusive Workplace Practices

 People with disabilities represent one of the largest diversity populations in our country and in our workplaces.   After over twenty years of the ADA, most leaders understand the basics around compliance.  Yet, many leaders struggle with the “gray areas” of the ADA in real-life in the workplace, including questions such as: 

·         What can I ask job applicants about disability? 

·         If someone did not tell about a disability when hired, do they have a right to an accommodation if hired?

·         How much leave do we need to provide as an accommodation? 

·         How medical information can we collect?

·         Are job transfers a reasonable accommodation?

·         What if I provide an accommodation and the worker is still struggling?

·         What should I tell other workers about a co-worker’s accommodation?

·         What can I say to an employee who I believe might be struggling in a job because of a disability?

·         How do I respond to an employee who I believe might have a mental illness?

·         What if believe there is a safety issue involving an employee with a disability? 

 

During this session, we will co-explore key situations and dilemmas around leading workers with disabilities.  This will include hiring, disclosure, accommodation, retention, inclusion, disability inquiry and other issues.  Also, we will consider recent changes in laws and policies that impact disability practices in the workplace.  The interactive session will include film clip discussion, presentations, case studies and scenario analysis.  

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Michele Welden, Training Director County of Hudson
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Tuesday
September 24
Conference | Yessica Guardiola
The Effective Communication Rights of People who are Deaf under the ADA

 The trainer, with the assistance of a sign language interpreter, explain the effective communication rights of deaf people under the ADA and answer the questions of the deaf audience about it.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Arecibo, PR
Tuesday
September 24
Online Training | Sarah von Schrader
Disability Disclosure: Benefits, Barriers, and Facilitators
Project: Employer Characteristics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Tuesday
September 24
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.1: Benefits and Work Incentives Planning, Professional Standards and Code of Conduct and Effective Communication

This course explores benefits and work incentives planning, the code of conduct of Benefits Practitioners and effective communication strategies using lecture, PowerPoint and written materials. This skill-building session provides opportunity for question and answer.  Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
September 25
Workshop | Hannah Rudstam
Disability IS Diversity: Why Disability Inclusiveness Matters at CVS

Too often, disability represents the “forgotten” diversity.  Though people with disabilities represent one of the largest diversity populations in our country and in our workplaces, disability is often not meaningfully included in diversity initiatives.  How is disability different? Why does disability matter in the CVS workplace?  What hidden assumptions and expectations drive decisions about people with disabilities in the workplace?  What are some strategies and practices to fully utilize the talents of people with disabilities in the CVS workplace?  What are some emerging legal and policy issues that impact our disability practices?

 

In this workshop, we will co-explore emerging legal, human and practice issues around disability inclusiveness, including: 

·         Why should disability be included in diversity/inclusion initiatives?

·         What automatic assumptions do we bring to disability?  How does this impact our workplace decisions, such as hiring, development, assessment and succession?

·         How many people with disabilities are in the CVS workplace? 

·         What about nonobvious disabilities?

·         How can we interact appropriately with people with disabilities in the workplace?

·         What about hiring and recruitment?

·         What about coaching and performance management?

·         What are accommodations?  What is an accommodation request?

·         What changes in the laws and regulations impact us?

·         What’s coming?  Emerging disability issues:  Veterans with disabilities, our aging workforce, emerging assistive technologies, etc.

 

The interactive session will include film clip discussion, presentations, case studies and scenario analysis.  

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: CVS
Location: Waverly, NY
Thursday
September 26
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.2: Administration of SSA Entitlements and Benefits Eligibility: Application, Disability Reviews and Appeals Process

This comprehensive discussion of SSAs disability standard, review and appeals process, uses PowerPoint, lecture and written materials to provide a detailed overview of the program the majority of American workers will depend upon should they become faced with a disabling medical condition. This detailed session provides opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge.  A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
September 26
Online Training | Yessica Guardiola
Intersections and Crossroads: ADA and territorial laws and policies in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

This session will review the following topics: • Quick overview of ADA • Does ADA apply to US territories? • Territorial disability law in Puerto Rico • Recent case law—Puerto Rico • Territorial disability law in the US Virgin Islands • Recent case law—Virgin Islands • Emerging trends & challenges for territorial disability law

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
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