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.
The trainer will explain the Rights of Blind People under the ADA, including in employment and, public and private services.
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
The trainer will explain to parents the special education process, including their rights and responsibilities in it.
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
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