May 21, 2020
This free webinar explores the differences between Self-Identification and self-disclosure of disability in the workplace.
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 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.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the opening of Stage I of the Inclusive Design Challenge. The Challenge seeks innovative design solutions that can enable people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities to use automated vehicles. Stage I concept proposals are due October 30, 2020.
Researchers at the Rehabilitation Engineering and Applied Research Lab (REARLab) at the Georgia institute of Technology are developing an in-seat movement tracker to help wheelchair users prevent pressure ulcers. They are currently conducting a survey seeking the thoughts and opinions of wheelchair users that can be applied to the creation of this new technology. For more information, contact Kathleen Jordan, Program Support Coordinator, at 404-894-3357, or at email@example.com.
Interviews About Home and Community Based Services
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Outcomes Measurement is recruiting participants for an interview study to test a survey of HCBS outcomes. Eligible participants will answer survey questions, then be interviewed about their thoughts on the survey. Interviews will take place remotely. Participants must be 18 or older, have a disability, and receive HCBS. They must also be able to communicate with the research team in English, independently or through the use of augmentative or alternative communication, and provide consent or assent. Finally, participants must be able to take part in a 1-2 hour interview answering open-ended questions. Participants may earn up to $40 for their participation. For more information or to volunteer, contact Laura Slugg at 215-429-0005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!