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The Legacy of the ADA:

Celebrating 30 Years of Increasing Access and Inclusion

Hosted by The Council of State Governments, in partnership with the State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED), this six-part webinar series explores the origin and legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn about the evolution of the ADA and its impacts on state policies, businesses and communities over the past 30 years. Along with policy makers, industry experts and leaders in the field, we will discuss a variety of policies and programs that can help enhance disability employment policy in your state. Topics will include the history of the ADA, state as a model employer policies, youth transition, stay-at-work/return-to work, accessible technology, and ensuring a disability perspective in state policy.

Check out the latest issue of Capitol Ideas: Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA!

Webinar 1: The Legacy of the ADA: Celebrating 30 Years of Increasing Access and Opportunity!

In partnership with Cornell Yang Tan Institute on Employment and Disability

The series launches on July 30 at noon with a discussion on the Legacy of the ADA, including a discussion with Bobbly Silverstein, the “behind the scenes architect” of the ADA.

Learn about the inception and establishment of the ADA —  its history, background and political context. This panel will also discuss the successes of the ADA over the past 30 years, COVID-19 as a catalyst and opportunities as we look toward the future.

In partnership with the Cornell Yang Tan Institute on Employment and Disability.

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Time:  Noon-1:30 p.m. (ET)

Featuring:

Bobby Silverstein (Principal PPSV, State Exchange on Employment and Disability)

Jill Houghton (President and CEO, Disability:In)

Lex Frieden (Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UT Health)

Moderated by:
David D’Arcangelo (Commissioner, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind)

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Credentialing:  This session has been pre-approved for Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credits (1.5). A certificate and verification of completion (VOC) will be awarded upon completion of the webinar. 

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8661834264483776525

Target Audience:

Policymakers, education workforce development, vocational rehabilitation and training, legislative and executive branch staff, organizations serving individuals with disabilities, public and private employers increasing access and inclusion

Each webinar in this series will focus on a specific topic to explore policy framework development and opportunities for disability employment policy, examine how COVID-19 has served as a catalyst and magnified issues, identify opportunities for engagement with industry experts and discuss frameworks for disability policy implementation.

Webinar 2: The State as a Model Employer (SAME) of People with Disabilities

Aug. 13

Webinar 3: Getting Ready for Work – Youth Transition and Guideposts for Success

Sept. 10

Webinar 4: Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Policy and Practice

Sept. 24

Learn how states can act as model employers of individuals with disabilities, whether through legislation or executive action.

Time:  Noon-1:30 p.m. (ET)

Featuring:

Secretary Carol Beatty, Maryland 
Senator John Hoffman, Minnesota
Representative Dan Miller, Pennsylvania

A certificate and verification of completion will be provided to participants upon completion of this webinar.

In partnership with the Center for Advancing Policy on Employment for Youth and the Cornell Yang Tan Institute on Employment and Disability

This webinar will cover the updated Guideposts for Success Framework with a policymaker audience. Additionally, the webinar will highlight state examples of policies that support the framework and interview legislators who sponsored relevant bills.

Credentialing: A certificate and verification of completion will be provided to participants upon completion of this webinar.

In partnership with Cornell Yang Tan Institute on Employment and Disability

Review the importance of SAW/RTW policies and practices and how states can take steps to improving return to work programs. This webinar will also address how states can adapt SAW/RTW policies in the wake of COVID-19, particularly using telework policies.

Credentialing: A certificate and verification of completion will be provided to participants upon completion of this webinar.

Webinar 5: Accessible Transportation and Workplace Technology

Oct. 15

Webinar 6: Ensuring a Disability Perspective in State Policy

Nov. 19

Explore how the future of automation and technology will change the future of work for individuals with disabilities. The webinar will also cover how advancements in technology can be used to facilitate telework and provide workplace accommodations.

A certificate and verification of completion will be provided to participants upon completion of this webinar.

This webinar will highlight how states can ensure a disability perspective in state policymaking, whether through caucuses, special initiatives or in-person representation.

A certificate and verification of completion will be provided to participants upon completion of this webinar.