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TUNE-IN to the milestone ADA Live! Episode 100 on Self-Advocacy, Parenting and Autism

ADA Live! Produced by the Southeast ADA Center. Project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. Member of the ADA National Network.

Show Them How Smart You Are:
Self-Advocacy, Parenting, and Autism

Available on Wednesday – December 1, 2021

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In celebration of the 100th episode of ADA Live!

What better way to celebrate our 100th episode  and wrap-up this 2021 year than to talk about the importance of self-advocacy? Of all the skills we can learn, the ability to advocate for ourselves could very well be the most important. Knowing who we are, what we need, and how to share that information with others is important for all of us. However it is critical for people with disabilities who are often denied choice in their lives or opportunities to make personal decisions.  People with disabilities must have the opportunity to learn self-advocacy skills and become aware of how to ask for an accommodation in the workplace, the college or university classroom, or to make decisions about lifestyles, living arrangements, and everyday choices.

Join us for this episode of ADA Live! with our guests, Clarise Coleman and her son, Chase Coleman, who have championed the importance of self-advocacy through a non-profit they started named “Show Them How Smart You Are.”

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About ADA Live! 

The ADA Live! podcast and resources focuses on rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A new episode airs for 30-45 minutes on the first Wednesday of each month. ADA Live! is produced by the Southeast ADA Center, one of ten regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network

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NEW Podcast Series: Disability Rights Today

The Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, launched a podcast series, Disability Rights Today – your source for in-depth discussion about important court cases that shape the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

On “Disability Rights Today (DRT)” each episode will explore the facts, issues, and arguments of the court case, and also how the case may change the legal rights and the lives of people with disabilities.  You will hear from the plaintiffs, attorneys, and subject matter experts involved in the highlighted case. The host for “Disability Rights Today” is Dr. Peter Blanck, an American academic, psychologist, and lawyer who holds the titles of University Professor and Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. The podcast will appeal to disability rights advocates, attorneys, and others wanting to keep current on the latest legal developments involving the ADA. Tune in at: 

The ADA Live! and Disability Rights Today podcasts are a cross-collaboration with the NIDILRR-funded Southeast ADA Center (#90DPAD0005-01-00), the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, and the NIDILRR Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) grant –  Disability Inclusive Employment Practices (#90RTEM0006-01-00).

About the Southeast ADA Center

The Southeast ADA Center is a leader in providing information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability access tailored to the needs of business, government, and individuals at local, state, and regional levels. It also conducts research to reduce and eliminate barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency and to increase the civic and social participation of Americans with disabilities. Located in Atlanta, GA, it is a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) of Syracuse University and one of 10 regional ADA centers in the ADA National Network, funded since 1991 by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.

About BBI

The Burton Blatt Institute (“BBI”) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. Through program development, research, and public policy guidance, BBI advances the full inclusion of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, a pioneering disability rights scholar. BBI has offices in Syracuse, NY; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; New York City, NY; and Lexington, KY.

DISCLAIMER: The contents of this podcast and post were developed by the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University and the ADA National Network, under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant #90DPAD0005-01-00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this podcast and email do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government