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Week: October 13 to October 19, 2013
All Events
Date Title
Monday
October 14
Online Training
Citizen Centered Leadership Webinar: Conversations

Everyone is born with the potential to reach for a higher purpose. No one is left out of that equation. Be part of the conversation with Beth Mount as she talks about the ideals of citizenship, person-centered work and the call to Make a Difference with people. 

Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Location: Webinar
Monday
October 14
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.1: Benefits and Work Incentives Planning, Professional Standards and Code of Conduct and Effective Communication (CA)
Project: ediONLINE
Monday
October 14
Online Training | Carol Blessing
Citizen Centered Leadership Community of Practice Week 7

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
October 15
Training | Yessica Guardiola
The ADA as Amended Basics

The training will be 2 sesion, October 15, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.  It will discuss the requirements of the five titles of the ADA, which are enforcement agencies and the changes introduced by the amendments.   

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Municipal Staff
Location: City Hall of Fajardo, PR
Tuesday
October 15
Training | Yessica Guardiola
The ADA as Amended: Basics

The training will be 2 sesion, October 15, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.  It will discuss the requirements of the five titles of the ADA, which are enforcement agencies and the changes introduced by the amendments.   

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Municipal Staff
Location: City Hall of Fajardo, PR
Tuesday
October 15
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.7: Supplemental Security Income Work Incentives

Through the use of PowerPoint presentation, lecture and written materials participants will gain the knowledge and tools needed to provide critical information to SSI recipients with disabilities who are considering a return to work. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge of work incentive utilization. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
October 16
Workshop | Wendy Strobel Gower
Accessibility Evaluations for Outdoor Environment Facilities & Program

This session will review Title II of the ADA as it relates to state recreation facilities.  It will also provide information on how staff can best serve and interact with people with disabilities. 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: NYS DEC
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Thursday
October 17
Training | Hannah Rudstam
Trends & Issues: Non-Obvious Disabilities in the Workplace

 When most people think of “disability,” they think of someone who uses a wheelchair-or has a readily apparent disability.  Yet, people with disabilities such as depression, bipolar disorder, learning disabilities, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis or post-traumatic stress disorder represent a major segment of the disability population in America.  Non-obvious disabilities have a unique dynamic and set of issues.  People with non-obvious disabilities can make a choice about disclosing or discussing their disability.  Also, the legitimacy of their disability status may be called into question.  Many non-obvious disabilities invoke social stigma or a “blame the victim” mentality.  Finally, the process of finding accommodations and modifications for people with non-obvious disabilities may not be as straightforward.  What does accessibility look like for someone with a non-obvious disability?  As a result of this workshop, participants will develop an awareness of non-obvious disabilities from a range of perspectives:  legal issues, best practices and human choices.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Binghamton, NY
Thursday
October 17
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.1: Overpayments and SSDI and SSI Benefits

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to benefits overpayments using lecture, PowerPoint and opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge.  A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

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Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
October 17
Online Training | Judy Young
The Interplay Between FMLA and ADAAA

*UPDATE: Due to the ongoing government shutdown, the originally scheduled webinar entitled "Proactive Compliance Strategies for Federal Contractors" has been canceled. In its place EARN will be rebroadcasting a webinar on the interplay between the ADA & FMLA.*

Presenters: Judy Young, Assistant Director of Training and Development, Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University; and Susan Brecher, Director of Legal Programs and Human Capital Development, ILR School, Cornell University. 

Description: The interplay between FMLA and ADA presents increasingly complex issues for employers as they try to navigate leave and accommodation requests. This is especially true with the expansion of the definition of disabilities under the ADA Amendment Act and the expensive settlements related to inflexible leave policies. This webinar will highlight the important responsibilities of HR, managers, and employees in engaging in the complexities of intermittent leave; requests for medical information in view of GINA obligations; and the interactive accommodation process. The webinar will include case studies and best practices for managing these multifaceted challenges. 

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Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Thursday
October 17
Online Training | Yessica Guardiola
Disability Awareness and Inclusion

The trainer will talk about disability and diversity to the children in 1st - 6th grade, and wll explain the importance of inclusion.

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Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Certenejas Public School
Location: Cidra, PR
Friday
October 18
Training | Yessica Guardiola
How to Properly Interact with People with Disabilities: Sensitivity

The trainer will discuss the myths and truths of people with disabilities and proper way to interact with them.

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Municipal Staff
Location: City Hall of Ceiba, PR
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