ADA Infocus Webinar SeriesPresented by TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

April 19, 2017

Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center and the ADA National Network

On June 22, 1999 , the United States Supreme Court held in Olmstead v. L.C. that unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities constitutes discrimination in violation of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Court held that public entities must provide community-based services to persons with disabilities when:

May 15, 2017
Presented by Universal Design Today, Create West Virginia, Partnerships in Assistive Technologies (PATHS) and Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development’s (NERCRD) What Works. 
March 14, 2017

Supreme Court: Parents Don’t Need to Follow IDEA Procedures for Non-IDEA Issue

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of a young girl who was denied the opportunity to bring her service animal to school. The student’s parents brought the case of Fry v Napoleon Community Schools under Title II of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (the school receives federal funds).

March 14, 2017

TransCen’s Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: Five More Years

TransCen, Inc. has been selected by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to operate the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center for another five years! We look forward to working together with our partners, networks, associates, and friends throughout the region to provide information, guidance, and training that supports and facilitates the effective implementation of the ADA.

March 14, 2017
Presented by Think College National Coordinating Center
March 16, 2017

Hosted by the Keeping People with Disabilities in the Workforce: Negotiating Work, Life and Disability – Field Initiated Research Project

March 30, 2017

Organized by the University of Pennsylvania Disability Studies Working Group

“Disability Studies: A History” will bring together activists, scholars, and artists working across different disciplines to reflect on the history of an emerging field, which—since its early activist origins in the 1960s—has gained an institutional presence in academia. We have asked speakers to engage with a key question:  as disability studies gains greater institutional foothold in university spaces, what productive tensions emerge between advocacy, policy, and scholarship?

March 8, 2017

Presented by the DC Metro Business Leadership Network

April 21, 2017

UMD Disability Summit 2017: Disability in a Polarized Nation

The 2016 presidential campaign brought negative perceptions, attitudes, and representations of disability to the forefront of public discourse. Now, 25 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with disabilities - and all of those who study, teach about, and provide services related to disabilities - are confronting the question: Why does bias against people with disabilities remain socially and politically acceptable?