Join us for these webinars featuring nationally-recognized experts on family engagement, who will share strategies, best practices, and tools to establish effective working relationships that result in successful outcomes for youth with disabilities. These sessions are for educators, employment professionals, social workers, advocates, and families.
May 26, 2020: We Can Do Better: Examining the Impact of Expectations on Families and Students
June 30, 2020: Embracing Competitive Employment: Helping Families Work through Apprehension
Continuing Education Hours Available
Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) clock hours are available for this series; the series subject matter also aligns with the Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) Content Outline. A general certificate of participation is available as well.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. There are awards for large employers (500-plus employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers (50 or fewer employees). Applications for the award will be accepted until April 30.
The U.S. Access Board is initiating rulemaking to update accessibility guidelines for rail cars covered by the ADA. The rulemaking will address vehicles used in fixed guideway systems, including rapid, light, commuter, and intercity rail. Comments are due May 14, 2020.
The NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship will offer eight scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media, or entertainment industry. Each recipient will receive $5,625 to help cover the cost of education at their current college or university. Application deadline is May 21, 2020.
The Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) is inviting individuals from the AUCD Emerging Leaders Community (i.e., current and former AUCD trainees) to submit a 2 - 3 minute video highlighting the importance of the ADA and its effect on communities. Submission deadline is June 11, 2020.
Check out the ADA National Network’s video to find out how you can share what the ADA has meant to you through the #ThanksToTheADA social media campaign, and find more information about how you can celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ADA.
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Place-Based Solutions for Rural Community Participation, Health, and Employment (RTC: Rural) is collecting stories about how the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has impacted people with disabilities in rural communities. Researchers are interested in perspectives of consumers, family members, caregivers, and service providers. To set up an interview contact Lauren Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-285-1080.
Calling Youth with Disabilities: Self-Advocacy Training Pilot Program Needs You!
The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center is looking for organizations of youth with disabilities, or organizations serving them, to participate in a pilot program of an exciting new ADA and Self-Advocacy curriculum. The curriculum includes modules such as “Pathways to Careers: An ADA Roadmap,” “Disclosure Decisions,” “ADA in the Workplace, Advocating for My Rights,” “Reasonable Accommodation,” “ADA in the Community,” and more.
Representatives from the ADA Center will work with groups to select modules for customized training, identify outcomes, and present sessions. Contact us at ADAtraining@transcen.org for more information!