December Training Opportunities on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related topics (most are free)
December 4, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Live Radio: Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center:
On this episode of ADA Live!, Jonathan Martinis discusses his new book, Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All! Martinis, along with Dr. Peter Blanck, tells Jenny’s story including how she lost her rights under guardianship and how she won them back when she showed the court that she uses Supported Decision-Making (SDM) to make her own decisions with help from people she trusts. They also show how you can use SDM in your life, with family members, or people you support, including in programs like Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Person Centered Planning.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
December 5, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Accessible Restaurants and Bars
From the Great Lakes ADA Center:
New trends in the design of restaurants and bars pose challenging questions on the best way to achieve access so that they are inclusive of everyone. This session will review requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards for restaurants, cafeterias, and bars and address common sources of confusion. Presenters will cover accessible seating at tables, counters, and bars, dispersion, raised and sunken dining areas, mezzanines, food service lines, and other requirements at different types of dining and drinking establishments.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110758
December 10, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Webinar: The Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) and Travelers with Disabilities: Travel by Air with Service Animals
From the Great Lakes ADA Center:
The Air Carrier Access Act of 1986 (ACAA) prohibits discrimination based on disability in air travel and requires air carriers to accommodate the needs of passengers with disabilities. Join us as our speaker from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) discusses the final statement of enforcement priorities for service animals under the ACAA. The session will also address the role the Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings has in enforcing the ACAA. Following the presentation participants will have an opportunity to ask the presenter questions about the ACAA requirements.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110754
December 12, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: FEMA's Section 504 Disability Access Plan
This is a free webinar offered through the Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar Series, hosted by the Pacific ADA Center.
the Pacific ADA Center:
FEMA is engaged in implementing its
Section 504 Disability Access Plan to enhance access for people with
disabilities and strengthen compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act. FEMA's Office of Equal Rights is leading this effort and will provide an
overview of the 504 Plan and the five focus areas: Public Information, training
and exercises, publishing the rights of people with disabilities, disaster
recovery programs, and facilities. FEMA's Office of Equal Rights seeks to build
disability-related capacity within FEMA through the 504 Plan. This webinar will
provide an overview of FEMA's 504 Disability Access Plan and strategies the
Agency is employing to address the need for enhanced access for people with
disabilities in the five focus areas.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/scheduleEM.php
December 12, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Building Community between Law Enforcement and People With Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
This is a free webinar series offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, one of the 10 Regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Networkthat provides training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center:
Across news media are stories of police departments mishandling interactions with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). Learn how one City, in conjunction with community partners, was able to develop viable training tools, policies, and ultimately relationships over the course of two years. This webinar will present a case study of how the City of Fresno built a partnership between the police department and the community of people with I/DD.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.adainfo.org/training/law-enforcement-people-IDD
Free ADA Help
If you have a question about your rights or obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, call the Great Lakes ADA Center: