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  • Free Webinar-Service Animal Scenarios 2.0

    December 3, 2020
    1pm to 2pm EST
    Presenter: Chris Sweet, Northeast ADA Technical Assistance and Outreach Specialist

    Service animals often appear in popular media as a topic of contention as airlines, stores, and other places of public accommodation struggle with understanding what service animals are. In this webinar, we will again explore further scenarios relating to rights and responsibilities of both service animal users and places of public accommodation.

    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


  • Northeast ADA Center Closed November 26th and 27th

    The Northeast ADA Center and technical assistance services will be closed on November 26th and 27th.  The center will open again on November 30th.  Please note that our normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. From all of the staff here at the Northeast ADA Center we wish to thank our veterans and wish the rest of you a happy and safe holiday season.


  • Northeast ADA Center Closed November 11th

    The Northeast ADA Center and technical assistance services will be closed on November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

    Please note that our normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. From all of the staff here at the Northeast ADA Center we wish to thank our veterans and wish the rest of you a happy and safe holiday season.


  • November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

    “National Epilepsy Awareness Month is a way for our community to raise their voice and share their journey, wherever they are in the fight against epilepsy.” — Laura Thrall, president & CEO, Epilepsy Foundation

    The Epilepsy Foundation has celebrated National Epilepsy Awareness Month since 1969. In 2003, Congress passed a formal resolution declaring November as National Epilepsy Awareness Month.

    National Epilepsy Awareness Month 2020: https://www.epilepsy.com/make-difference/public-awareness/national-epilepsy-awareness-month

    Epilepsy Foundation Spanish language resources: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/epilepsy-and/latinos/mas-informaci%C3%B3n-y-recursos


  • Free Webinar - Reasonable Accommodations

    Thursday, October 29th, 2020
    2:30 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT

    The ADA requires that employers provide accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities in order to remove workplace barriers to provide equal employment opportunity. For many employers understanding when and how they must comply can be, at times, complex. This session will help employers develop effective policies, procedures, and best practices that can assure full compliance as well as help to successfully respond to reasonable accommodation requests and needs resulting in creating a productive work environment for all employees.  To register go to: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/adaonline2020/session/?id=110873


  • Did you know the Northeast ADA Center is on social media?

    You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow us on social media and be the first to learn about disability-related news, hear about the research we are doing, and check out exciting projects like our infographics. Like, follow, and connect with us to keep in touch!


  • Self-Evaluation and Transition Plans (two-part session)

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 & Thursday, October 15th, 2020

    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

    Individuals must attend both Part 1 and Part 2 in order to receive credit for this program.

    Are you one of those public entities that are slightly behind in doing a self-evaluation and transition plan? Are you asking yourself, "What is a self-evaluation and transition plan?". Well then, this is the session for you. All public entities subject to title II of the ADA must complete a self-evaluation. For entities that have 50 or more employees, there is also a requirement to have in place a transition plan that addresses structural changes that are necessary for achieving program accessibility. Come to this 2-part session if you are interested in learning more about how to approach conducting a self-evaluation and how to integrate the information gathered into a transition plan.

    Note: Registering for this Part 1 session automatically registers you for Part 2(link is external) on October 15, 2020 2:30 PM Eastern Time Zone.

    Registration Link: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/adaonline2020/session/?id=110869


  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, declared in 1988 to raise awareness of the employment needs and contributions of individuals with disabilities. The 2020 theme is “Increasing Access and Opportunity.”

    For more information regarding the month, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor web page:

    https://www.dol.gov/agencies/odep/initiatives/ndeam