ADA, State & Local Governments in PA, and You: Unlocking Success
April 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$149.00
A Conference for PA State and Local Government Employees with ADA Responsibilities!
Do you work for the PA Commonwealth, a township, a borough, or a city in PA and some or all of your job responsibilities involve working with people with disabilities, or planning accessibility, or anything for ADA compliance? Then this conference is for you!!
The Mid Atlantic ADA Center and the Center for Independent Living of Central PA have partnered to host this conference just for you!
9:00am – Continental Breakfast
9:30am – Keynote Speakers
10:00am – Session 1 A General Overview of the ADA Requirements for State and Local Governments
This session will be led by Dr. Ann Deschamps and Nancy Horton of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center and Amy Nieves, Executive Director, the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office on Disabilities. This session will discuss the ADA requirements, the role of the ADA Coordinator and the value of collaborating with stakeholders including disability organizations and other groups.
11:30am – Session 2 Effective Communication
This session will be led by Nancy Horton, Assistant Director of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. Ms. Horton will discuss steps to take to ensure successful and accurate communication with people who are Deaf, deafblind, blind, hard of hearing, or people who have speech disabilities.
12:30pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Session 3 Promoting Proactive Compliance: Common Issues and How to Address Them
This session will be led by Michael Butler, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Middle District of PA, Civil Rights Coordinator. In this session, Mr. Butler will discuss the most common Title II ADA issues he sees in his office, including completed settlement agreements and how important it is to be proactive.
Guest Speakers & Session Facilitators:
Michael J. Butler, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Middle District of PA, Civil Rights Coordinator
Dr. Ann Deschamps, Director, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
Commissioner George Hartwick, Dauphin County
Nancy Horton, Associate Director, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
Amy Nieves, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Philadelphia, PA