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Week: May 5 to May 11, 2013
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Date Title
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
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
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
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
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
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