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Week: May 12 to May 18, 2013
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Date Title
Sunday
May 12
Conference
National ADA Symposium

The National ADA Symposium is the premiere training conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related laws. - Get information that you can use on the job and in your community. - 72 break-out sessions offered for different skill levels and professions. - Sessions presented by representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice, Access Board, EEOC and other national experts. - Keynotes by Dr. Lex Frieden, Executive Director, ILRU, and the Honorable Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio (scheduled). - Courses offered towards becoming a Certified ADA Coordinator. - Venue in beautiful San Antonio next to the River Walk, just a block from the Alamo! - Registration fee includes 4 Full Meals: 2 Working Breakfasts, 2 Working Lunches, plus a Welcome Reception. Visit the website at www.adasymposium.org.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Great Plains ADA Center
Location: San Antonio, TX
Monday
May 13
Presentation | Wendy Strobel Gower
Advanced Discussion Forum: Employment

 This session will provide an opportunity for attendees with advanced knowledge and experience in employment to discuss pertinent issues and problem solve.  The Session will follow a guided facilitation format. 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: ADA Symposium
Location: San Antonio, TX
Tuesday
May 14
Presentation | Wendy Strobel Gower
Connecting Veterans with Disabilities & Employers

 During this session, we will consider two parts of a research project recently carried out by the Northeat ADA Center.  The first part of this project included a survey conducted in collaboration with the National Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) on the preparedness of employers to hire, accommodate and retain veterans with service-related disabilities.  The second part of this project included a survey of veterans with disabilities on their preparedness to apply their rights in seeking and sustaining employment.  We will present the findings of these two surveys and discuss program and practice implications. 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: ADA Symposium
Location: San Antonio, TX
Tuesday
May 14
Presentation | Wendy Strobel Gower
Navigating the Accommodation Labyrinth

 The ADA requires that employers provide accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities in order to remove workplace barriers to provide equal employment opportunity.  For many employers understanding when and how they must comply can be, at times, complex.  This session will help employers develop effective policies, procedures, and best practices that can assure full compliance as well as help to successfully respond to reasonable accommodation requests and needs resulting in creating a productive work environment for all employees. 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: ADA Symposium
Location: San Antonio, TX
Tuesday
May 14
Online Training | LaWanda Cook
Using the Tools in YOUR Online Community

This session will review the following topics: • Overview if the new ADA TN Online Community • How to “network” with the network! • Using the web-based training customization tool • Tracking impact of the ADA TN

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Wednesday
May 15
Online Training | EDI General Partner
GLADNET Webinar Series: "Job Retention and Reintegration of Workers Experiencing Mental Distress"

At any one moment, around 20% of the working-age population in the average OECD country is suffering from a mental disorder in a clinical sense. In developed countries over 44% of people with mental difficulties do not seek help. In developing countries the number is closer to 90%. Stigma and fear are major barriers to looking for help. The median age at onset across all types of mental disorders is around 14 years of age, with 75% of all illnesses having developed by age 24. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Mental ill-health difficulties will account for 15% of the total burden of disease globally by 2020 and depression will be second only to heart disease. Mental health problems and illnesses typically account for approximately 30% of short- and long-term disability claims and 70% in the case of young people. An estimated 57.7 million adults in America, 26.2% of the population, have a mental disorder. In any given year, one in five people in Canada experience a mental health problem or illness and the cost to the economy is well in excess of $50 billion. The costs of mental health problems have been estimated to be equivalent to be at least 3% of Gross National Product (GNP) in the EU. Costs associated with lost employment are considered to be the single greatest contributor to costs. The OECD has called for policy to shift away from severe to common mental disorders and sub-threshold conditions and to focus upon more active and preventive strategies rather than current more reactive approaches. This seminar explores:

 

    • The biopsychosocial basis of mental health;
    • The dynamics of absence and return to work;
    • The early identification of mental health problems;
    • Workplace strategies to maintain workers experiencing mental distress;
    • Supports and interventions to build workers’ capacity to cope with stress;
    • Strategies to promote the reintegration of workers, who have withdrawn from work as a result of a mental health condition.

 

Project: GLADNET
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