The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Networks are available to those who live, work, or go to school in the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia). For information on similar programs in other regions, please contact your regional ADA Center(link is external).Our Networks enable members to learn the latest information on the ADA; network with others who have similar jobs, interests, or challenges; and share resources and ideas to enhance ADA implementation.There is no charge for membership in the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center professional networks.Networks include:ADA Trainer Leadership Network: A select group of experienced trainers who conduct training on ADA topicsCommunity Partners Network: Advocates and others who are active in sharing information about the ADA in their communitiesTitle II – State and Local Government ADA Network: ADA Coordinators and other professionals in state and local government agencies who work to ensure implementation of the ADA Find more information about our Networks in the sections below, e-mail ADATraining@transcen.org, or call 1-800-949-4232 in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia. ADA Trainer Leadership Network The ADA Trainer Leadership Network (TLN) is a group of educators, employment counselors, diversity and inclusion coordinators, employers, and disability advocates who use a nationally-vetted curriculum to train individuals, organizations, businesses, and government agencies on the ADA and disability awareness.ADA-TLN members receive training on how to use the curriculum, as well as professional development support from the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, which is part of the ADA National Network.The ADA National Network (ADANN) provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the ADA and support its mission to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” The ADANN includes ten regional ADA Centers located throughout the United States. Each regional ADA Center is focused on its region’s unique needs, which helps ensure that ADANN services meet the needs of diverse populations and stakeholders throughout the country.What types of trainings do TLN members provide?The curriculum consists of nearly 60 training modules covering an array of topics, including ADA provisions, disability awareness and respectful communication, employment, serving customers with disabilities in public entities and private businesses, and accessible technology. The modules include a variety of formats, such as PowerPoint presentations, audio/video clips, games, and small and large group activities; each module is designed to take 10-30 minutes to complete. For more information or to become part of the ADA-TLN, please contact: ADA-LN@transcen.org. Community Partners Network Do you plan or participate in community events that promote inclusion of individuals with disabilities?Do you conduct accessibility surveys of businesses or other public places?Do you post information about disability issues on social media?Do you provide information to consumers, businesses, and others in your community on the ADA and disability inclusion? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions then you may be interested in becoming a member of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center’s Community Partners Network (CPN). The CPN is an initiative to bring together individuals who provide information on the ADA as part of their jobs or advocacy efforts. Membership in the CPN is offered to those who have an understanding of the ADA and use their knowledge to encourage compliance with the ADA. Why Become a Member of the Community Partners Network?Support for Community Outreach, Public Awareness, and ADA Training ActivitiesThe ADA Center may contribute towards exhibit fees or other costs, and provide materials to support CPN members who are staffing public awareness exhibits, hosting ADA training sessions, or conducting other ADA-related activities in their communities.To find out more about joining the CPN, please e-mail ADAtraining@transcen.org, or call 1-800-949-4232 in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia. Title II Network The Title II Network brings together ADA coordinators and other professionals in state and local government agencies who work to ensure implementation of the ADA within their programs and activities. Why Become a Member of the Title II Network?Materials for Public Awareness and Educational ActivitiesThe ADA Center can support Title II Network members who are staffing public awareness exhibits and educational events by providing materials for dissemination.Webinars and Networking OpportunitiesThe ADA Center hosts webinars of interest to state and local government entities, as well as a meeting at the annual conference which provides an opportunity for members to share experiences and best practices.To find out more about joining the Title II Network, please e-mail ADAtraining@transcen.org, or call 1-800-949-4232 in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia.