Utica, NY – A free virtual disability awareness training session will be offered on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.
- Basics of Americans with Disabilities Law
- Definition of Neurodiversity Disorder
- Definition of workplace coordination
This online event is sponsored by the Herkimer, Madison and Oneida County Workforce Development Board (WDB/HMO) NY Systems Change and Inclusive Opportunities Network (SCION) Grant.
“Take a free training session with renowned ADA trainer David Whalen,” said Kelly Manley, NY SCION Disability Resource Coordinator. “Mr. Whalen explains what the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is and how it affects us today.
“He describes the major disorders, including neurodiversity disorders (which refer to conditions that exhibit neurotypes that deviate from certain social or medical norms), what those disorders entail, and who they are. Whalen also explores what accommodations can be made in the workplace to help people with disabilities thrive in the work environment. Consider.
“I personally attended a training organized by David Whalen in August 2022. I highly recommend his training to others working with people with disabilities. knowledgeable about and an excellent source of information on disability awareness.”
About David Warren:
David Whalen founded Disability Awareness Training in 2004 and has worked in the disability field his entire career. He trained an audience of about 600 on the topic of disability awareness. Training is designed to recognize and educate about disabilities as it relates to employment, including best practices. He worked with the Niagara County ARC for 17 years, serving adults with developmental disabilities. He is a Northeast ADA Certified Trainer specializing in employment. He is past president of the Special Education Parent Teachers Association (SEPTSA) of the Williamsville Central School District, past chairman of WNY’s Parent Network, and past chairman of the Amherst City Commission on Disabilities. He currently serves on the National Fire Protection Assn’s Disability Committee, Commissioner of the Amherst Challenger Baseball Division, and he serves on the board of his C-HOPE at WNY.
To register for this valuable online event:
Contact Kelly Manley
Phone: 315-207-6951 Ext. 139 – Email: [email protected]
For more information on the NY SCION Grant Program, please visit https://www.working-solutions.org/training-grant-programs/disability-grant-ny-scion.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.Ancillary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities
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