Virtual Series:
Disability Employment
- Looking Back & Moving Forward

Cost: FREE

Dates (4 events)

October 2020 – each Wednesday at 1:00 pm [Eastern Time]
Attend as many as you want.

Time (all events start at 1:00 pm ET)

  • Podcast (1): 45 minutes
  • Webinars (3): 90 minutes
    1:00 - 2:30 pm [Eastern] | 12:00 - 1:30 pm [Central ] | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm [Mountain] | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm [Pacific]

Events (1 podcast & 3 webinars)

  1. Archive
    Podcast: ADA Live! Celebrating 100 Years of Vocational Rehabilitation with RSA Commissioner Mark Schultz
  2. Archive
    Webinar: Shaping Modern Disability Employment Policy through the Lens of Past Veterans’ Experience
  3. Archive
    Webinar: RRTC Disability Inclusive Employment Policy Center
  4. October 28 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
    Webinar: Future Images of the Face of Vocational Rehabilitation

Registration

Register Now
Or copy and paste this link to register: bit.ly/disability-employ-virtual-seada-2020

Description

“Increasing Access and Opportunity” is the October 2020 theme for the annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year marks the 75th year of NDEAM lead by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). During 2020 we also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 100th anniversary of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). In recognition of these important milestones, the Southeast ADA Center will host a FREE four-event Virtual Series: Disability Employment – Looking Back & Moving Forward on each Wednesday in October starting at 1:00 pm [Eastern Time].

Event Format (1 podcast & 3 webinars)

  • Free events, but registration is required!
  • Attend as many events as you want.
  • Listen to the podcast (1) by:
    • Audio - web or mobile podcast app
    • Interactive transcript or transcript files
  • Participate in the webinars (3) by using:
    • Zoom Platform
    • Real-Time Captioning
    • Mobile App 
    • Phone
  • Archives of the events will be available.

Certificate for Webinars

**Must be registered, attendance verified, and Post Test completed.

  • Webinars - Certificate of Participation

Events & Archives [1 podcast & 3 Webinars]

Podcast: ADA Live! Celebrating 100 Years of Vocational Rehabilitation with RSA Commissioner Mark Schultz

Presenters & Description

  • Guest: Mark Schultz, Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
  • Host: Barry Whaley, Director, Southeast ADA Center

For the past 100 years, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) under the guidance of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has enabled people with disabilities to overcome barriers to access, maintain, or return to employment. Join RSA Commissioner Schultz in discussing the past, present, and future of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Audio Recording - 45 minutes (October 7, 2020)

Transcript

Resources

Certificate

Not available for this podcast event in the virtual series.

Webinar: Shaping Modern Disability Employment Policy through the Lens of Past Veterans’ Experience

Presenters & Description

What can the past tell us about contemporary employment policy for veterans with disabilities?  For the past decade, Dr. Larry Logue and BBI Chairman, Dr. Peter Blanck have conducted research on Union army veterans' experience with disabilities and federal government benefits. Their new book “Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: Veterans and Benefits in Post-Civil War America,” a volume in the Cambridge University Press Disability Law and Policy series investigates veterans' longevity and African Americans' treatment in the pension system.  Join this webinar to discover the historical and contemporary views of the employment of veterans with disabilities.

Webinar Materials and Archive

Recording (October 14, 2020)

Archive Video
Link: syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d71WOiYqYV7i9kV

Transcript

Presentation

Certificate - Post Test

**To receive a certificate, must be registered, attend the entire webinar (live or archive), attendance verified, and Post Test completed.

Post Test (link opens in a new window)
Link: bit.ly/ndeam2020-test-1

Evaluation

Your feedback is important to help determine the effectiveness of this webinar in meeting your needs and to guide planning for future webinars.

Evaluation Form (link opens in a new window)
Link: bit.ly/ndeam2020-eval-1

Resources

Webinar: RRTC Disability Inclusive Employment Policy Center

Presenters & Description

  • Guests: 
    • Michael Morris, J.D., Senior Adviser of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI), Syracuse University
    • Meera Adya, Ph.D., J.D., Senior Director of Research and Evaluation at BBI
    • Nicole Maestas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
    • Doug Kruse, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor in the School of Management and Labor Relations,  Rutgers University
    • Elaine Zundl, Research Director for the Center for Women and Work, Rutgers University
  • Host:  Peter Blanck Ph.D., J.D., University Professor and Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

The unprecedented health, social, and economic challenges raised by the coronavirus pandemic have greatly affected employees with disabilities.  What does the future of U.S. employment policy look like for people with disabilities? Learn about the newly funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Disability Inclusive Employment Policy (DIEP). The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) provides funding for this new initiative. The Center is formed by a key partnership of Syracuse, Harvard, and Rutgers Universities.  This Center also brings together nationally recognized researchers from multiple disciplines, including economics, psychology, law, public policy, business management, and health.

Over five years, the anticipated outcomes of the Center are new evidence-based options for disability employment policy including:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and workforce development professionals will have increased strategies to support job seekers with disabilities and businesses.
  • Human resource (HR) professionals will have new evidence-based practices to enhance worker retention and quality of work experience.
  • Employment service providers will have new evidence-based strategies to improve employment, re-engagement and job retention.
  • People with disabilities will have access to explore new alternative paths to employment and career advancement.
  • Researchers and students will have new data and evidence to support existing and next-generation research ideas.
  • Across targeted audiences, there will be a next-generation disability policy framework to advance employment and economic self-sufficiency for working-age adults with disabilities.

For more information on the RRTC Disability Inclusive Employment Policy project, contact Peter Blanck, PhD. J.D, Principal Investigator (pblanck@law.syr.edu).

Webinar Materials and Archive

Recording (October 21, 2020)

Archive Video
Link: syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5dxfXl4txBFz6pT

Transcript

Presentation

Certificate - Post Test

**To receive a certificate, must be registered, attend the entire webinar (live or archive), attendance verified, and Post Test completed.

Post Test (link opens in a new window)
Link: bit.ly/ndeam2020-test-2

Evaluation

Your feedback is important to help determine the effectiveness of this webinar in meeting your needs and to guide planning for future webinars.

Evaluation Form (link opens in a new window)
Link: bit.ly/ndeam2020-eval-2

Webinar: Future Images of the Face of Vocational Rehabilitation

Wednesday, October 28 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm [Eastern Time]

In a final tribute to National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the first 100 years of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), a panel of VR innovative leaders will discuss issues around racial equity, service delivery design, employer engagement and reasonable accommodations, technology, transition services and statewide workforce system integration. This webinar will also cover future emerging issues, challenges and trends for public Vocational Rehabilitation. 

Webinar Materials

Presentation

Evaluation

Your feedback is important to help determine the effectiveness of this webinar in meeting your needs and to guide planning for future webinars.

Evaluation Form (link opens in a new window)
Link: bit.ly/ndeam2020-eval-3

Contact for More Information

Southeast ADA Center: Webinars on the ADA, Disability and Inclusion
Phone: 404-541-9001
Email: seadawebinars@law.syr.edu
Web: www.adasoutheast.org/webinars/