Training, Events, and Opportunities to Participate

Effective Communication in the Criminal Justice System: Lessons from Case Law

January 24, 2019

Expanding Employment Opportunities for Youth Using Customized Employment

January 31, 2019

NIDILRR Seeks Peer Reviewers for Upcoming Competitions

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is seeking expert peer reviewers for several upcoming competitions, expected to begin in the spring of 2019. Expertise in all areas of disability and rehabilitation is welcome. NIDILRR uses teleconferences to conduct all review meetings, so reviewers do not have to travel to participate. Interested individuals who would like to be considered for peer reviewers may send CV and contact information to

SSA Seeks Comments on ANPRM

The Social Security Administration (SSA) posted an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on “Consideration of Pain in the Disability Determination Process.” SSA seeks public comments and supporting data related to the consideration and documentation of pain in the medical evidence used in connection with claims for benefits.

Virginia: Partners in Policymaking Accepting Applications for Fall Class

The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities is now accepting applications for the next class of Partners in Policymaking. Eligible participants are people with developmental disabilities and/or parents of young children with developmental disabilities. Participants will learn how to become effective advocates over the course of seven intense two-day sessions (September, 2019 through April, 2020). Applications are due by March 15, 2019.

ADANN Seeks Input on Serving Older People and Latinos/Hispanics with Disabilities

The ADA National Network (ADANN) is interested in how to better serve older people and Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities. The results of these assessments will help inform outreach to support people with disabilities in understanding their rights and awareness of services.

  • Older Person Service Providers Needs Assessment
    If you support older people with disabilities or medical challenges, we are seeking your input on how older people get and use information about their rights under the ADA.
  • Older Adults Needs Assessment
    We would like to better understand how to ensure older people with disabilities have information about their rights under the ADA. If you are an older person with a disability or an on-going health or medical concern that impacts your ability to participate in your community, we are looking for your input.
  • Latinos / Hispanics ADA Needs Assessment
    We would like to better understand how to reach and support Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities in understanding their rights under the ADA.