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Day: Thursday, October 10, 2013
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Thursday
October 10
Presentation | Joe Zesski
Employing Workers with Disabilities; the Business Advantage

Often, employers just think of the Americans with Disabilities Act as just another law that must be followed. While legal compliance is important, that is only a small part of the picture. The ADA is about creating a responsive vibrant work environment and tapping into an underused talent pool for employers in workers with disabilities. Joe Zesski, the New Jersey affiliate of the Northeast ADA, will present this one hour workshop as part of a larger conference by the DAWN Center for Independent Living on workforce inclusion. Employing Workers with Disabilities; the Business Advantage will focus on the rights and responsibilities of employers under Title I of the ADA, the talent pool that is made up of people with disabilities, and the resources available to employers to assist them in hiring and retaining workers with disabilities.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: DAWN ILC
Location: Moristown, NJ
Thursday
October 10
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 1.6 Overview of Supplemental Security Income

Through the use of PowerPoint, lecture and written materials, participants will gain information that will assist SSDI beneficiaries who wish to return to work at any level of activity. Proper planning and information is critical to this effort and participants will gain the knowledge necessary to help ease this transition. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
October 10
Online Training | Sarah von Schrader
Disability Disclosure and Self-identification: Benefits, Barriers and Implementable Solutions

Presenters: Michael Murray, Diversity Program Manager, U.S. Office of Personnel Management & Sarah von Schrader, Assistant Director of Research, Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute
 
Description: Disability disclosure at the workplace can be greatly beneficial to both employers and employees with disabilities. However, many individuals, especially those with non-visible disabilities may fear repercussions and opt not to self-identify. Additionally, many employers do not know how to collect this information and capture more accurately the percentage of workers with disabilities in their organizations. With the recently released regulations strengthening Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and setting specific utilization goals for workers with disabilities, the need for creating environments where individuals feel comfortable disclosing a disability has become more critical. Using recent research as a foundation, this webinar will examine:
  • The benefits of workplace disclosure for employees with disabilities and employers;
  • The barriers and facilitators to disclosure from the perspective of individuals with disabilities; and,
  • Strategies employers have implemented that increase self-identification. 

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Thursday
October 10
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Partners in Policymaking Wrap-up Webinar
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Location: Webinar
Thursday
October 10
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Module 7--Wrap-up Webinar
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Oct 09   |   Oct 11
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