February 2, 2016

Here is a sample of questions related to the justice system we’ve received in our Center.

Are police officers trained in how to handle people with intellectual disabilities or mental illness, so they will understand what behavior might be due to a disability?

February 2, 2016

ADA Resource Networks Update

Resource NetworksThe Mid-Atlantic ADA Center developed the resource network program to connect peers in the region and to facilitate access to ADA Center resources. We have five ADA Resource Networks:

Presented by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Teresa Goddard, Lead Consultant with the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), shared case study examples and explored a range of workplace accommodation options for individuals with allergies.

Session Archive

The year was 2015 - the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This presentation focused on progress and accomplishments, with a focus on transition and employment for youth with disabilities.

October 12, 2015

The Survey of Riders with Disabilities on the Accessibility of Public Transportation is designed to improve understanding of the accessibility of public transportation for people with disabilities, and to gather evidence to support improvements. We want to hear about the experiences of riders with disabilities in using public surface or subway transportation, such as fixed route bus systems, ADA complementary paratransit, rapid rail (subway-type), light rail (streetcar-type), or other public transportation options.

Federal Court Concepts was developed by the Southeast ADA Center to introduce secondary and postsecondary students to the American federal court system. The course contains basic information about the structure of the federal courts, what kind of cases federal courts hear, and how to use federal court decisions in research.

The Architectural Accessibility Laws webcourse, developed by the New England ADA Center, provides an overview of the four major federal laws that require accessibility in new construction or alterations: the ADA, the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), the Fair Housing Act (FHA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. This course if approved for 1.5 LU/HSW credits from the American Institute of Architects.