News & Events

  • ADA-101.2 Overview of Title I and Employment

    April 26, 2021
    1-2 PM ET

    Presenters: Jeffrey Tamburo, Training and Content Development Specialist Northeast ADA; Wendy Strobel Gower, Project Director Northeast ADA

    This webinar is the third in the Northeast ADA's ADA-101 series. Intended for those new to the Americans with Disabilities Act or for those wanting a refresher, this webinar will focus on the employment aspects of the law. It will explore Title I, its coverage, nondiscrimination in employment, and the reasonable accommodation process.

    If you require any reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the event, please notify the Northeast ADA Center 72 hours prior to the event. The Northeast ADA Center will make every reasonable effort to secure an accommodation that will meet your needs.

    Registration link.


  • April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month

    National Parkinson’s Awareness Month in April encourages us to participate in one or more events near you supporting further research bringing us closer to a cure.

    Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder. Over time, this slowly progressing condition causes tremors, gait and balance issues, limb stiffness or rigidity and a slow muscle movement. While each person responds differently to the disease, complications often become serious.

    There is no cure, and there is additional need for research. Awareness, treatments, and education go a long way to supporting those affected by the disease, but they are not a cure.

    HOW TO OBSERVE

    Visit parkinson.org to learn more about Parkinson’s and get involved. Use #Parkinson’sAwarenessMonth to share on social media.


  • Registration is Open for the 2021 ADA State of the Science Conference

    Virtual Conference

    April 13-15, 2021

    #ADAStateOfScience

    This State of the Science Conference will highlight research related to successes and challenges in fulfilling the promise of the ADA. Each day the virtual conference will feature a keynote speaker and research presentations focusing on a unique theme. Day 1 will focus on Employment and Economic Self-Sufficiency, Day 2 will focus on Community Development and Planning, and Day 3 will focus on Access and Inclusion. Days will last approximately 4 hours and feature researchers from the ADA Regional Centers as well as external researchers.

    More information

    Registration link


  • Reasonable Accommodation: Best Practices for Return to Work During COVID-19

    Tuesday, March 16th, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

    Presented by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

    As vaccination efforts ramp up and pandemic safety measures improve, employers are seeking guidance on how to navigate the return to work, particularly for employees with disabilities. Join long time JAN consultant Linda Carter Batiste for a discussion about reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related to returning employees to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Linda will share hot topics employers are grappling with such as ongoing requests for telework and leave, accommodating employees with mental health impairments, temporary job restructuring, vaccinations, and medical documentation.

    Registration link.


  • Free Webinar- ADA 101.1 Defining Disability

    Friday, March 26, 2021 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Eastern

    Presenters: Chris Sweet, Technical Assistance and Outreach Specialist Northeast ADA
    Joe Zesski, Program Manager Northeast ADA

    This presentation will build on the introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) given in the webinar, ADA-101. Intended for those new to the ADA or for those wanting a refresher, this webinar will explore the definition of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, its interpretation, and its application and meaning for individuals in different settings. It will also discuss how the ADA's definition of disability is often different from definitions used by service providers, federal programs, and advocates. Registration link.


  • March 1 is International Wheelchair Day

    International Wheelchair Day was launched in 2008 with the goal of enabling wheelchair users to celebrate the positive impact a wheelchair has in their lives and spreading awareness of physical accessibility issues.

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  • Free Webinar-ADA National Network 30th Anniversary Series: Spotlight on Health Care Access: ADA, Disability and COVID-19 Resources

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
    2:00 PM EST - 3:30 PM EST

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires delivery of services in a way that ensures that all people have an equal opportunity to achieve the full benefit of a program or service (Title II or Title III). In health care, this means equitable access to services and programs to people with disabilities must be provided. This applies to modification in policies, practices, and procedures, effective communication, and the physical accessibility of facilities. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected many individuals by causing crisis and disparate situations in daily life. The 61 million people in the United States living with a disability have been overly impacted in the areas of medical care, education, mental health, and the loss of caregivers and support networks. In this webinar, discover information, training, and publications from the ADA National Network on health care access under the ADA. From presenters of the Northwest and Southeast ADA Centers, learn about disability rights under the ADA and how they apply in the COVID-19 pandemic, including timely resources on accessibility at drive-thru medical sites; face mask policies and the ADA; and health care equity. Presenters from the Pacific ADA Center will overview the Webinar Series: Health Care and the ADA-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities and highlight fact sheets on the topics of accessible facilities, employment, and non-discrimination in medical care. Get answers to your questions and come away with a deeper understanding in accessible health care resources that can be helpful to both public accommodations and state and local governments. To register click here


  • ADA-101.2 Overview of Title I and Employment

    April

    This webinar is the third in the Northeast ADA's ADA-101 series. Intended for those new to the Americans with Disabilities Act or for those wanting a refresher, this webinar will focus on the employment aspects of the law. It will explore Title I, its coverage, nondiscrimination in employment, and the reasonable accommodation process.

    If you require any reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the event, please notify the Northeast ADA Center 72 hours prior to the event. The Northeast ADA Center will make every reasonable effort to secure an accommodation that will meet your needs.

    Presented By: Jeffrey Tamburo & Wendy Strobel Gower

    04/26/2021 01:00 PM through 04/26/2021 02:00 PM