News & Events

  • New Fact Sheet from the ADA National Network

    The ADA National Network has published its new fact sheet, titled “The ADA and Caregivers: Frequently Asked Questions.”

    According to a 2015 report, approximately 43.5 million informal (unpaid) caregivers provided care to an adult or child in the previous 12 months. 

    Additionally, while individuals with disabilities of any age may need assistance from caregivers, older people are more likely to develop disabilities, and more likely to require personal assistance and support. The population of people over the age of 65 is projected to increase significantly in the coming decades, likely resulting in a greater need for caregivers, both paid and unpaid.


  • ADA and Higher Education

    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center

    Wednesday, May 19th, 2021
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

    Colleges, universities and community colleges are covered by either Titles II or III of the ADA. The ADA may be relevant in a number of post-secondary education situations, including the admissions process, academic adjustments and accommodations, architectural barriers and housing, and students with disabilities who are dismissed from school. This webinar will review the relevant federal regulations and developing case law in this important arena.

    Registration Link


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  • 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


  • ADA-101.3 Overview of Title II and Public Entities

    May

    This webinar is the fourth in the Northeast ADA's ADA-101 series. Intended for those new to the Americans with Disabilities Act or for those wanting a basic refresher, this webinar will focus on Title II of the law which covers state and local government and all related entities. It will give a broad picture review of the responsibilities of these public entities in relation to individuals with disabilities including physical and program access, reasonable modification of policy such as service animals, and effective communication.

    If you require any reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the event, please notify the Northeast ADA Center by contacting Alexis Boytsov, Project Administrator, at ab744@cornell.edu at least 72 hours prior to the event.

    Registration Link

    Presented By: Jennifer Perry & Joe Zesski

    05/26/2021 01:00 PM through 05/26/2021 02:00 PM