In the Foreground

TransCen Receives Funding to Operate Mid-Atlantic ADA Center for Five More Years!

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the recipients of funding to continue the administration of the ADA National Network, including the ten regional ADA Centers, the ADA Knowledge Translation Center, and the ADA Collaborative Research Project. TransCen, Inc. is gratified to be chosen to continue operating the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, and excited to continue providing ADA training, technical assistance, and materials to the people of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

The members of the staff and Regional Advisory Board look forward to implementing a comprehensive plan of outreach and education to improve understanding and implementation of the ADA. Our research partners and collaborating organizations include:

  • University of Maryland
  • Coppin State University
  • Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI)
  • District of Columbia Assistive Technology Program (DCATP)
  • Maryland Assistive Technology Program (MDTAP)
  • TechOWL (Technology for Our Whole Lives, Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Act Program)
  • Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS)
  • West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS)
  • The Arc of Northern Virginia
  • Resources for Advocacy, Independence, Self-determination and Employment (RAISE)
  • Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
  • Resources for Independent Living, Inc. – Virginia (RIL-VA)
  • Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central Pennsylvania (CILNCP)
  • Disability Pride Philadelphia, Inc./Disability Pride PA
  • Concepts, Inc.
  • Independent Marylanders Achieving Growth Through Empowerment (The IMAGE Center)
  • Independence Now, Inc.

Collaborative efforts within the region and across the ADA National Network will seek to expand our outreach to underserved audiences, such as law enforcement and corrections officers, older people with disabilities, youth with disabilities preparing for transition to adulthood, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and members of racial and ethnic minorities, including Spanish-speakers.

Watch this space for more details on new initiatives, training activities, research findings, and other developments as they unfold. As always, call us with your training needs and questions about the ADA! We’re here to help!