Training, Events, and Opportunities to Participate

Workshop: “Practice Traffic Stops”

January 12 and January 14, 2021

The Arc of Northern Virginia partnered with Fairfax Police, School Board Member Rachna Sizemore Heizer, and Supervisor Lusk to create this workshop, which will provide a non-confrontational opportunity for people with disabilities to learn how to behave if pulled over by a police officer, and an opportunity for officers to gain awareness of drivers with developmental disabilities.

People learning to drive and licensed drivers are welcome. Participants will need to bring a vehicle. A driver may bring a support person, but everyone will stay in their cars and wear masks at all times.

Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Webinar:

Making the Connection: Aging, Transportation, and the ADA
January 26, 2021
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Access Board Announces Schedule for Public Forum on Inclusive Design of Autonomous Vehicles

In Spring 2021, the U.S. Access Board, in partnership with other federal agencies, will host a series of virtual meetings on making autonomous vehicles (AVs) accessible to all passengers, including those with disabilities. The four-part series will provide an open forum where members of the public and stakeholders can discuss considerations, challenges, and solutions in designing inclusive AVs. The sessions are free and open to the public.

  • Accessibility for Passengers with Mobility Disabilities: Entering and Exiting Vehicles
    March 10, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 (ET)
  • Accessibility for Passengers with Mobility Disabilities: Maneuvering and Securement in Vehicles
    March 24, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 (ET)
  • Communication Accessibility for Passengers with Sensory or Cognitive Disabilities
    April 7, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 (ET)
  • Findings, Recommendations, Future Research, and Suggested Next Steps
    April 21, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 (ET)

Survey: Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury

The New York Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System Center at Mount Sinai and the Northern New Jersey TBI System Center are conducting a survey to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals who have sustained a TBI.

The brief survey is open to individuals over the age of 18 who have sustained a TBI, and asks how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their physical health, well-being, and mental health. Participants may enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card.