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?

March 22, 2017

Presented by the ADA National Network

While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided significant changes in rights to accessing healthcare, people with disabilities have yet to see the kind of systemic change needed in order to remove barriers in the delivery of healthcare services. Dr. Edward Elms and Legal Specialist George Powers, J.D. from the Southwest ADA Center will discuss current issues and barriers faced by persons with disabilities in accessing healthcare services and how the ADA may apply in those settings.

July 13, 2017
Presented by the Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities
 
May 11, 2017

Presented by the Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities

May 18, 2017

Presented by the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

May 17, 2017

Presented by Fairfax County Office of Human Rights & Equity Programs and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

This program is designed to To promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design & construction requirements.

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September 20, 2017

Presented by the ADA National Network

Providing reasonable accommodations so that employees with disabilities can perform the essential functions of the job is one of the cornerstones of the ADA. However, the process for obtaining and providing reasonable accommodations can be confusing for employees and employers. This session will review the latest reasonable accommodation court decisions so that all stakeholders can better understand their rights and responsibilities.

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