March 26, 2019
Join us for the final session of our three-part series, ADA Lessons from Case Law, presented by Rachel M. Weisberg, Staff Attorney and Manager, Employment Rights Helpline, Equip for Equality.
Check out the first episode of our Mid-Atlantic ADA Center's podcast:
What Is Accessible Medical Equipment?
Dr. Lisa Iezzoni joins us to discuss recent action by the Department of Justice regarding accessible medical diagnostic equipment.
Training for VR Managers and Supervisors on Pre-ETS for People with Autism
This free online, on-demand training is available for vocational rehabilitation (VR) manager and supervisors.
The training covers research in pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) and ways to support adults with autism in achieving successful employment outcomes. Training participants will receive five continuing education credit hours.Additional incentives are offered for participants who complete related surveys. More information about the project is available in a YouTube video.
Explore VR, which provides resources for vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies, offers this free web course on employment issues for individuals with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking contract proposals from eligible and qualified contractors to perform a variety of programs related to arts and disability. Proposal are due March 27, 2019.
The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act) is designed to recognize leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining America's veterans. The deadline to apply for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award is April 30, 2019.
The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (RECRC on AAC) hosts this competition, open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Entries can address a wide variety of topics, including improved AAC interfaces, access techniques, and improved service delivery. The competition deadline is May 4th.
Researchers are conducting a survey to examine issues around workplace technology for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), such as autism and Down Syndrome. Individuals with I/DD and their family members, employers, and rehabilitation service providers (vocational rehabilitation counselors, transition coordinators, job coaches) are invited to respond.
The survey seeks ideas and feedback about:
Whether technology in the workplace can help people with I/DD succeed at work
How wireless technologies and wearables can be utilized in the workplace
Barriers to implementing and using these technologies in workplace settings
The survey will take about 15 to 30 minutes to complete. The deadline is June 30, 2019.
ADANN Seeks Input on Serving Older People and Latinos/Hispanics with Disabilities
The ADA National Network (ADANN) is interested in how to better serve older people and Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities. The results of these assessments will help inform outreach to support people with disabilities in understanding their rights and awareness of services.
Older Person Service Providers Needs Assessment
If you support older people with disabilities or medical challenges, we are seeking your input on how older people get and use information about their rights under the ADA.
Older Adults Needs Assessment
We would like to better understand how to ensure older people with disabilities have information about their rights under the ADA. If you are an older person with a disability or an on-going health or medical concern that impacts your ability to participate in your community, we are looking for your input.
Latinos / Hispanics ADA Needs Assessment
We would like to better understand how to reach and support Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities in understanding their rights under the ADA.