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Southeast ADA CenterBurton Blatt Institute Syracuse University

Virtual Series:
Disability Employment
Looking Back & Moving Forward

Cost: FREE

Dates (4 events)

October 2020 – each Wednesday at 1:00 pm [Eastern Time]
Attend as many as you like.

Time (all events start at 1:00 pm ET)

Events (1 podcast & 3 webinars)

  1. Wednesday, October 7 available at 1:00 pm ET
    Podcast: ADA Live! Celebrating 100 Years of Vocational Rehabilitation with RSA Commissioner Mark Schultz
  2. Wednesday, October 14 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
    Webinar: Shaping Modern Disability Employment Policy through the Lens of Past Veterans’ Experience
  3. Wednesday, October 21 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
    Webinar: RRTC Disability Inclusive Employment Policy Center
  4. Wednesday, October 28 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
    Webinar: Future Images of the Face of Vocational Rehabilitation

Registration

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Or copy and paste this link to register: bit.ly/disability-employ-virtual-seada-2020

Description

“Increasing Access and Opportunity” is the October 2020 theme for the annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year marks the 75th year of NDEAM lead by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). During 2020, we also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 100th anniversary of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). In recognition of these important milestones, the Southeast ADA Center will host a FREE four-event Virtual Series: Disability Employment – Looking Back & Moving Forward on each Wednesday in October starting at 1:00 pm [Eastern Time].

Event Format (1 podcast & 3 webinars)

Education Credits

**Must be registered, attendance verified, and Post Test completed to receive credit.

Registration

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or copy and paste this link to register: bit.ly/disability-employ-virtual-seada-2020


Events (1 podcast & 3 webinars)

Podcast: ADA Live! Celebrating 100 Years of Vocational Rehabilitation with RSA Commissioner Mark Schultz

Wednesday, October 7 available at 1:00 pm [Eastern Time]

For the past 100 years, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) under the guidance of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has enabled people with disabilities to overcome barriers to access, maintain, or return to employment. Join RSA Commissioner Schultz in discussing the past, present, and future of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Webinar: Shaping Modern Disability Employment Policy through the Lens of Past Veterans’ Experience

Wednesday, October 14 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm [Eastern Time]

What can the past tell us about contemporary employment policy for veterans with disabilities?  For the past decade, Dr. Larry Logue and BBI Chairman, Dr. Peter Blanck have conducted research on Union army veterans' experience with disabilities and federal government benefits. Their new book “Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: Veterans and Benefits in Post-Civil War America,” a volume in the Cambridge University Press Disability Law and Policy series investigates veterans' longevity and African Americans' treatment in the pension system.  Join this webinar to discover the historical and contemporary views of the employment of veterans with disabilities.

Webinar: RRTC Disability Inclusive Employment Policy Center

Wednesday, October 21 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm [Eastern Time]

The unprecedented health, social, and economic challenges raised by the coronavirus pandemic have greatly affected employees with disabilities.  What does the future of U.S. employment policy look like for people with disabilities? Learn about the newly funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Disability Inclusive Employment Policy (DIEP). The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) provides funding for this new initiative. The Center is formed by a key partnership of Syracuse, Harvard, and Rutgers Universities.  This Center also brings together nationally recognized researchers from multiple disciplines, including economics, psychology, law, public policy, business management, and health.
Over five years, the anticipated outcomes of the Center are new evidence-based options for disability employment policy including:

For more information on the RRTC Disability Inclusive Employment Policy project, contact Peter Blanck, PhD. J.D, Principal Investigator (pblanck@law.syr.edu).

Webinar: Future Images of the Face of Vocational Rehabilitation

Wednesday, October 28 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm [Eastern Time]

In a final tribute to National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the first 100 years of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), a panel of VR innovative leaders will discuss issues around racial equity, service delivery design, employer engagement and reasonable accommodations, technology, transition services and statewide workforce system integration. This webinar will also cover future emerging issues, challenges and trends for public Vocational Rehabilitation. 

Registration

Register Now
or copy and paste this link to register: bit.ly/disability-employ-virtual-seada-2020

Contact for More Information

Southeast ADA Center: Webinars on the ADA, Disability and Inclusion
Phone: 404-541-9001
Email: seadawebinars@law.syr.edu
Web: www.adasoutheast.org/webinars/

Developed with funding under NIDILRR Grant #90DP0090-01-00.
Copyright ©2020, Syracuse University. All rights reserved.

Disclaimer

The contents of this announcement were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90DP0090-01-00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this announcement do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. The information, materials, and/or technical assistance provided by the Southeast ADA Center are intended solely as informal guidance, and are neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the Act, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA. The Southeast ADA Center does not warrant the accuracy of any information contained herein. Furthermore, in order to effectively provide technical assistance to all individuals and entities covered by the ADA, NIDILRR requires the Southeast ADA Center to assure confidentiality of communications between those covered and the Center. Any links to non-Southeast ADA Center information are provided as a courtesy, and are neither intended to, nor do they constitute, an endorsement of the linked materials. You should be aware that NIDILRR is not responsible for enforcement of the ADA. For more information or assistance, please contact the Southeast ADA Center via its web site at ADAsoutheast.org or by calling 1-800-949-4232 (voice) or 404-541-9001 (voice).