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  • 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


  • Free Webinar-ADA: 101

    Monday, February 22, 2021 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Eastern

    Presenters: Jennifer Perry, Access Specialist Northeast ADA
    Jeffrey Tamburo, Training and Content Development Specialist Northeast ADA
    Joe Zesski, Program Manager Northeast ADA

    This webinar will provide a basic introduction and overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), what it is and is not, its five titles, and its definition of a person with a disability. This webinar is intended for those with a beginner’s knowledge of the ADA or no prior experience with the law. It will provide a basis to explore more about the law and a starting point to ask deeper questions of how the ADA might apply in your or another’s circumstance. Registration link.


  • Findings: Are People with Disabilities Getting Equitable Access to Participation Opportunities 30 Years Post ADA Passage?

    Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
    2:00 PM EST - 3:30 PM EST
    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center

    Our speaker will summarize participation disparities that people with disabilities continue to experience at the national, state, and city levels 30 years post ADA passage. They will focus on two areas: least restrictive community living and economic equity. Resources will be provided to find information on your city and state via the ADA Participation Action Research Consortium (ADA PARC), a national center grant involving all the ADA Centers. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

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  • February is American Heart Month

    Each February, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute celebrates American Heart Month to encourage people to join forces with others to prevent heart disease.

    To learn more about American Heart Month, please click here.


  • Free Webinar-The Northeast ADA Year in Review 2020

    Thursday, January 28, 2021
    1-2 PM EST

    Presenters: Joe Zesski, Program Manager
    Chris Sweet, Technical Assistant and Outreach Specialist

    While COVID-19 was certainly one of the largest stories of 2020, other ADA items of note happened as well. Join the technical assistance team of the Northeast ADA Center as they review the year 2020. They will share what has been happening at the Northeast ADA, who contacted the center most often during 2020, and what were the most frequently asked about topics. Then, the team will share notable updates related to the ADA in 2020 including COVID-19 related resources, ADA enforcement activities of the Department of Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, new technical assistance materials from federal agencies, and other items of interest. We will also reveal the winner of our most popular infographic of the year contest. To register visit here.


  • Northeast ADA Center Closed January 18th

    The Northeast ADA Center and technical assistance services will be closed on January 18th.  The center will open again on January 19th. Please note that our normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

    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!


  • ADA-101.1 Defining Disability

    March

    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 URL: http://register.yangtaninstitute.org/register/index.cfm?event=8228

    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: Chris Sweet & Joe Zesski

    03/26/2021 01:00 PM through 03/26/2021 02:00 PM