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ADA & Access Matters

In This Edition

  • Webcourses End 9/23 with Change to NEW! System and $Cost
    **NOTE the Dates & Changes for our Courses
  • COVID-19, ADA & Disability Resources
    + Webinar 9/22: COVID and the ADA
  • Disability Rights Today in recognition of National Service Dog Month
    + Featured case: C.L. v. Del Amo Hospital, Inc.
  • September is National Preparedness Month
    + Plan. Prepare. Respond.
  • Court Decisions & Disability Issues
    + New! Kelleher v. Fred A. Cook, Gabriel Peeples v. Clinical Support Options
  • Events & Training
  • News
  • Stay Connected
  • Webcourses End 9/23 with Change to NEW! System and $Cost

    Big changes are coming soon to our webcourses! To enhance the learning experience of our users, the Southeast ADA Center will move its webcourses to a learning management system (LMS).

    **Please note the following changes and dates in the transition.

    CEU Requests End - Friday, August 27, 2021

    This is the last day that CEU requests via Syracuse University will be offered for our three webcourses: ADA Basics, At Your Service, and ADA Title II.

    Certificates of Completion and Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) will continue to be available upon completion of a webcourse.

    Webcourses End - Thursday, September 23, 2021

    This is the last day the current version will be available for our three webcourses:
    ADA Basics, At Your Service, and ADA Title II. After this date, the current versions will be closed to transition them to the learning management system (LMS).

    NEW! System for Webcourses - Monday, September 27, 2021

    This is the first day our webcourses will be available in the new learning management system (LMS), which is cloud-based, fully accessible, and user-friendly. We are excited for this change and know you will be, too. More information to come.

    The new system will provide users with a simple one-stop and effective way to access and learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability rights. Our webcourses will be viewable on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices.

    Four Courses Available at Launch

    Upon completion of a webcourse, a Certificate of Completion and Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) will be available.

    NEW! $Cost for Webcourse - Monday, September 27, 2021

    Effective Monday, September 27, 2021, there are two important changes to the cost and group provision for the webcourses of the Southeast ADA Center that will be available in the new learning management system (LMS).

    COVID-19, ADA, and Disability Resources

    The website, ADA, Disability & COVID-19, is regularly updated to provide the disability community with information about rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how they apply to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    *Note: We do not give medical or legal advice. Please contact healthcare or legal experts for more information.

    Featured Webinar

    Featured COVID & Disability Resources from Federal Agencies

    Featured COVID Resources from the ADA National Network

    Vaccine & People with Disabilities - Featured Resources & Updates

    Find more:

    ADA, Disability & COVID-19 Resources with News & Updates, Virtual Events, ADA Publications, and Resources by Topic.

    Web:adacovid19.org

    Disability Rights Today in recognition of National Service Dog Month

    In recognition of National Service Dog Month in September, Disability Rights Today explores: C.L. v. Del Amo Hospital, Inc. (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2021). In this case, the plaintiff C.L., was diagnosed with mental health disabilities. While seeking inpatient treatment at Del Almo Hospital, C.L.’s self-trained service dog, Aspen, was denied admission without an individualized assessment of the service animal.

     

    Tune into this episode for an analysis of the facts, issues, and arguments of the court case, along with a discussion of implications for policy and practice.  You will hear from three of C.L.’s attorneys: Christopher Knauf, JD, Disability Rights Legal Center, Founder Knauf Associates, Los Angeles, CA; Jennifer Mathis, JD, Deputy Legal Director and Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Washington, D.C.; and Celia McGuiness, Derby, McGuinness & Goldsmith, LLP, Los Angeles. They are joined by our host: Peter Blanck, Ph.D., JD, Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. 

     

    Listen & Read:
    Disability Rights Today: C.L. v. Del Amo Hospital – 9th Circuit Ruling on Certification of Service Animals and ADA
    For resources and more episodes: disabilityrightstoday.org

    September is National Preparedness Month

    Plan. Prepare. Respond.

    Our thoughts and hearts are with the people, families, and communities in preparation and impacted by emergencies, tornados, hurricanes, and severe weather. Please stay safe!

    **Keep in mind COVID-19

    You may need to adjust any emergency plan based on the latest from your state, local officials and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
    Go to: Emergency & Severe Weather Resources: CDC, COVID-19

    Be Ready!

    Court Decisions & Disability Issues

    Review and search legal and policy developments relevant to civil rights protections and the impact of court decisions in the Southeast Region under the ADA. These briefs are developed in partnership with the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University.

    Court Decisions

    Disability Issues

    Find more:

    Laws & Courts - Southeast ADA Center

    Events & Training

    Webinars & Podcasts

    Date Event
    9/21/2021
    Tuesday
    12:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. EST
    RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council Virtual Full Council Meeting
    *Deadline to Register: September 21, 2021

    Sponsor:
    Administration for Community Living (ACL)

    9/21/2021
    Tuesday
    2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. EST
    Pandemic-Related Disaster Assistance for SSI Recipients
    *Deadline to Register: September 20, 2021

    Sponsor:
    National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER)

    9/21/2021
    Tuesday
    2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. EST
    Best Practices for Ensuring Students with Food Allergies Have the Same Opportunities in Higher Education
    *Deadline to Register: September 20, 2021

    Webinar Series: ADA Audio
    Sponsor:
    Great Lakes ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network

    9/22/2021
    Wednesday
    1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. EST
    Public Briefing on Study on the Feasibility of Wheelchair Securement Systems in Passenger Aircraft
    *Deadline to Register: September 22, 2021

    Sponsor:
    U.S. Access Board

    9/22/2021
    Wednesday
    2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. CST
    COVID and the ADA
    *Deadline to Register: September 21, 2021

    Webinar Series: ADA Legal Issues
    Sponsor:
    Great Lakes ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network

    Find more:

    Events & Training Calendar - Southeast ADA Center

    News

    National News

    Find more:

    News Archives and News by Audience & Topic

    Southeast Region News

    Find more:

    Regional News by State - Southeast ADA Center

    Other News & Resources of Interest

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