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Peter Blanck to present on Disability Law and Policy, Present and Future for DBTAC

December 14, 2007

Peter Blanck to present on Disability Law and Policy, Present and Future at DBTACís National ADA Audio Conference Series on December 18, 2007

The national network of DBTAC Regional ADA Centers sponsors a monthly, 90-minute ADA (American with Disabilities Act) Audio Conference series held on the third Tuesday of each month. On December 18, 2007, Dr. Peter Blanck is being featured to present on Disability Law and Policy, Present and Future.

The ADA National Audio Conference Series is a collaborative project of the DBTAC: Regional ADA Centers. The Regional ADA Centers are grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the auspices of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The ADA National Audio Conference Series provides in-depth information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Accessible Information Technology and other related topics. This program is designed as a springboard to enhance an individual's existing knowledge base or facilitate continued learning regarding regulations and trends under the ADA.

Each session is delivered via telephone, real-time streaming text and audio via the Internet. In addition to the live conference, individuals can access previous sessionsí transcripts and audio recordings in the archive section of the website. Education credits/certificates are available for many of the sessions.

More specifically, the session in which Dr. Blanck will be presenting sets out a blueprint for the role of research, policy, and law in advancing the civic, economic and social participation of persons with disabilities in a global society in reviewing previous research efforts. It reviews past public policy efforts and research findings regarding workers with disabilities. It discusses current and future research initiatives on the cutting edge of promoting successful employment outcomes for people with disabilities. The discussion presents promising research methodologies in multidisciplinary field disability and employment research. Finally, our presenter will put forth challenges and opportunities for research, policy, and legal initiatives, framing a blueprint for the next quarter century.

Dr. Blanckís session will occur on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 2:00 PM Eastern (1 PM Central). Each session is scheduled from 2:00 P.M. to 3:3) P.M. EST (90 minutes), and requires pre-registration. Registrants may participate in each session using any of the following services: (1)Teleconferencing, (2) Real-time Captioning, or (3) Real-time Streaming Audio.

In addition to the live teleconference, individuals can access previous session transcripts and audio recording in the archives section of the website.

About Peter Blanck, JD, PhD, Presenter:

Peter Blanck is the Chair of the Burton Blatt Institute and University Professor at Syracuse University. Blanck has authored many books and research projects and was involved in the Implementation of the "Americans with Disabilities Act" (ADA). He is also member of various organization managements for the disabled, such as NOD (National Association for People with Disabilities) and DRLC (Disability Rights Legal Center). Blanck and his team are applying their evidence-based research and practice to pave the way for creative policy and broadening of services for people with severe mental and physical disabilities under the agreement with Minister Isaac Herzog of Israelís Ministry of Social Welfare.

About Shelley A. Kaplan, MS, CCC, Guest Moderator

Shelley Kaplan is the Co-principle investigator and Project Director for the DBTAC: Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute of Syracuse University. The Southeast DBTAC, funded in 1991, is one of ten regional information centers on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education. Ms. Kaplan is responsible for establishing effective ADA networks across the eight southeastern states served by the project to ensure the availability of accurate ADA information and technical assistance to facilitate voluntary and effective ADA compliance efforts.

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