Webinar on Best Practices for Community Emergency Response Team Participants

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual and Community Preparedness Division is hosting a webinar that focuses on practices that will help ensure a positive and accessible experience for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) participants with disabilities and others with access and functional needs on July 15, 2015 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm EDT. Guest speakers include: Gay Jones, FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC); Kathryn Gerk, Emergency Services Manager, Richmond, CA Fire Department; and Jennifer Fales, Emergency Management Coordinator, Kansas City, MO Office of Emergency Management. Speakers will share their insights and advice on how to engage and include individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs in CERT training and activities, lessons they’ve learned from their experiences, and how their efforts have benefitted their programs and communities. Register now.

The LEAD Center Hosts Third Installment of a Webinar Series Titled “WIOA From a Disability Perspective”

On Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM (ET), the LEAD Center will host another installment of its four-part webinar entitled WIOA from a Disability Perspective. Part 3, “Understanding Changes Regarding Youth Services”, will cover cross-system collaboration and WIOA opportunities to support career counseling, skills training, job exploration, leadership development, and financial literacy education for youth with and without disabilities.

This is the third of a four-part webinar series. After registering for this webinar, be sure to view the previous webinar’s archive and register for the remaining webinar in the series.

Part One Archive – WIOA from a Disability Perspective: An Overview

Part Two Archive – WIOA and the Unified State Planning Process

Part Four: September 24, 2015 – Section 188, the Nondiscrimination Provisions of WIOA

Register for this webinar by clicking or copying and pasting the following link:
https://leadcenter.webex.com/leadcenter/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0a2abdde1481ebef06649b41cd793dc8

This webinar will be captioned and a link to download the presentation will be sent to registrants prior to the webinar. To request any other reasonable accommodations, please contact Brittany Taylor at btaylor@ndi-inc.org within 48 hours of the webinar.

New Webinar On Emergency Management and Preparedness

The ADA National Network is hosting a new webinar at 2:30 pm EDT on April 9, 2015 titled: “Looking at Power Issues from 2 Perspectives: A Utility and the American Red Cross,” as part of an ongoing series, Emergency Management and Preparedness: Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities. Michael Edwards of the American Red Cross joins Paul Hernandez and Enrique Hernandez of the City of Los Angeles to discuss the issue of power loss during an emergency, and how it can be a complex threat for individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. Register now.

Disability Policy Seminar Webinar 3/31/15

If you are a first-timer to the Disability Policy Seminar, you should register for the Association on University Centers on Disabilities’ (AUCD) webinar, “Know Before You Go: Preparing for the Disability Policy Seminar 2015.” Presented by AUCD’s Director of Public Policy, Kim Musheno, this hosting organization’s webinar offers an orientation to the current policy issues one can expect to learn about at the Disability Policy Seminar. The webinar covers the basics of how to make an appointment to meet with Congressional representatives, how to deliver a unified message about federally funded programs that benefit people with disabilities, and tips on preparing for and making hill visits. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, at 2:00 EDT.

Disability Policy Seminar Webinar 3/31/15

If you are a first-timer to the Disability Policy Seminar, you might want to register for the Association on University Centers on Disabilities’ (AUCD) webinar, “Know Before You Go: Preparing for the Disability Policy Seminar 2015.” Presented by AUCD’s Director of Public Policy, Kim Musheno, this hosting organization’s webinar offers an orientation to the current policy issues one can expect to learn about at the Disability Policy Seminar. The webinar covers the basics of how to make an appointment to meet with Congressional representatives, how to deliver a unified message about federally funded programs that benefit people with disabilities, and tips on preparing for and making visits to your Members of Congress on Capitol Hill.

Disability Policy Seminar – Webinar

If you are planning on attending the Disability Policy Seminar for the first time, you should register for the Association of University Centers on Disabilities’ (AUCD) webinar, “Know Before You Go: Preparing for the Disability Policy Seminar 2015.” Presented by AUCD’s Director of Public Policy Kim Musheno, this hosting organization’s webinar offers an orientation to the policy issues and current legislation one can expect to learn more about at the Policy Seminar. The webinar covers the basics of how to make an appointment to meet with Congressional representatives, how to deliver a unified message about federally funded programs that benefit people with disabilities, as well as provide tips on preparing for and making hill visits.

The ABLE National Resource Center Presents a FREE Webinar: Understanding ABLE

In collaboration with The Arc, National Disability Institute, Autism Speaks, National Down Syndrome Society, and the College Plan Savings Network, The ABLE National Resource Center will host a webinar titled “Understanding ABLE” on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2 PM EDT. The event will cover ABLE Act core components, as well as the status of implementation at both the federal and state levels. Marty Ford, Senior Executive Officer for Public Policy, The Arc is one of the featured speakers. Registration for this important event is now open and will be taken on a first come, first serve basis, Should you wish to join us, please sign up online.

Please note: Real time captioning will be provided for this webinar. For other accommodation requests, questions about the webinar, or the registration process, please contact James Thayer.

Department of Housing and Urban Development Releases Rule on National Housing Trust Fund; Webinar for State & Local Advocates

Last week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released regulations implementing the National Housing Trust Fund. In an effort to foster understanding among state and local housing advocates and providers, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) will be hosting a webinar Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 1-2 pm (EST) on The National Housing Trust Fund: Getting to Know the Regulations. The webinar will review information advocates and providers need in order to maximize the NHTF dollars states will be receiving in early 2016. Sign up for the webinar.

Free Webinar Series Launched

A three part webinar series, hosted by nine national disability organizations, was launched in October.   This series is intended for anyone wanting to learn more about education policy and how it impacts students with disabilities.  Upcoming sessions are: 1) High Expectations, Assessments, Quality of Education on Nov 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm eastern time and 2) Graduation 101 on Dec 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. eastern time. Visit http://copaa.webex.com and select the “Upcoming” tab to register. Space is limited, but all webinars will be recorded and posted at www.higherexpectationsforall.org.