News & Events
Northeast ADA Center E-Blast: May 3rd, 2021
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.
Northeast ADA Center E-Blast: April 27th, 2021
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.
Northeast ADA Center E-Blast: April 14th, 2021
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!
Northeast ADA Center E-Blast: April 5th, 2021
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.
Northeast ADA Center E-Blast: April 1st, 2021
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.
Northeast ADA Center E-Blast: March 22nd, 2021
Registration is Open for the 2021 ADA State of the Science Conference
April 13-15, 2021
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.
ADA-101.3 Overview of Title II and Public Entities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours prior to the event.Presented By: Jennifer Perry & Joe Zesski
05/26/2021 01:00 PM through 05/26/2021 02:00 PM
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