Employment and Transition: Emerging Policy & AT considerations

Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Live Broadcast
Webinar Code: AT17-WEB24-LB
Webinar Fee: $49

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Overview

With the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA came the recognition that the one area where progress has not occurred is employment. Legislation continues to evolve in terms of promoting fully inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace. It is critical that AT professional are aware of the policies that support employment and understand what role they can play in ensuring opportunities are available for those that require utilization of assistive technology to maximize success in the workplace. This session will review new legislative and policy initiatives which promote competitive and integrated employment for persons with disabilities with an emphasis on transition age youth including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Employment First and the Transition to Independence Act. Implications for AT professionals will be discussed and resources for more information will be provided.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe 3 policies or laws that support employment for persons with disabilities
  2. Participants will be able to identify at least two resources for additional information regarding WIOA legislation and impact on Transition youth
  3. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 implictions for AT in promoting competitive, integrated employment for persons with disabilities

Speaker

Robin Jones

Director
Great Lakes ADA Center
Robin Jones is the project director of the Great Lakes ADA Center located at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Robin has served as the director of the Center since its inception in 1991. The Great Lakes Center is one of 10 regional federally funded technical assistance centers on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Center serves the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Robinā€™s academic preparation includes degrees in public administration and occupational therapy. She is an instructor within the Department of Disability and Human Development, teaching courses in disability policy, community integration, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Robin is actively involved in providing training, consultation, and technical assistance on the provisions of the ADA and related laws to businesses, employers, government and educational entities, architects, social service organizations, and people with disabilities and their families.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Strand

Accessibility

Target Audience

Accessibility Professionals, ADA Administrators, AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, Higher Ed Personnel, Individuals with Disabilities, OTs

Experience Level

Intermediate

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