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 Disability Program Navigator: Training ; October & November 2007 - ADA Audio Conference Series  


Note: This training was developed and facilitated by the previous National Technical Assistance and Training provider - the University of Iowa's Law, Health Policy, and Disability Center (LHPDC), contracted by the DPN National Program Office, in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain ADA and IT Center. In order to preserve the integrity of this resource, it does appear in its original form, which includes reference to the previous National Technical Assistance and Training provider.

This training series provided a general overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its’ implications for Disability Program Navigators (DPNs) and One-Stop Career Centers in achieving successful employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. The purpose of the training was to provide Navigators with a working knowledge of the ADA, so that they can serve as a resource to the workforce investment system. As a systems change agent, the Navigator can pass on the information to One-Stop staff, partners, employers and customers to help them better understand their rights and obligations under the ADA. The training also provided guidance on how to recognize when to seek case-specific guidance on the ADA and national and regional resources that can assist in providing that guidance.



  Part 1 — The ADA & Your Workforce Center: An ADA Case Study  

October 31, 2007

This training session was designed by the DBTAC Rocky Mountain ADA Center and introduced DPNs to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) impact on One-Stop Career Centers. The hands-on case study provided Navigators with a general overview of the employment provisions of the ADA and the Title II responsibilities of county One-Stop Career Centers for providing services to customers with disabilities.

Topics:

  • DPNs Providing Tools & Resources to One-Stop Staff on the ADA
  • One-Stop’s Role in Providing Reasonable Accommodations under the
  • One-Stops Passing on Information about the ADA
  • Where to Find the Answers to Commonly Asked ADA Questions

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  Part 2 — Employment Basics: An ADA Primer for Employers  

November 7, 2007

This training session provided an in-depth discussion of the employment provisions of the ADA. As a systems change agent, the DPN can pass this information along to One-Stop Career Center staff, community employers, and customers with disabilities so they have a better understanding of employment rights and responsibilities under the ADA to improve employment outcomes for customers with disabilities as well as learn more about who is covered by the ADA, essential job functions and qualifications, reasonable accommodations, and undue hardship.

Topics:

  • DPNs Providing Tools & Resources to One Stop Staff, including Business Services staff, partners and employers on the ADA
  • The Role of Employers in Providing Reasonable Accommodations under the ADA
  • Where to Find the Answers to Employers’ Commonly Asked ADA Questions

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