Events to help recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month

September 17, 2013  


The Office of Institutional Equity is offering several opportunities in recognition and celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. 

This year’s theme is "Because We Are EQUAL to the Task." To register for sessions, click on the links provided on the event titles below.

Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities
Oct. 2 (W). 9-10 a.m. or 3:30-4:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318 C.
During this workshop, supervisors will learn benefits of and tips, tools and resources for recruiting, hiring and retaining veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act Briefing -- Supervisor Session
Oct. 8 (Tu). 9:30-11 a.m. Neil Armstrong Hall, Room 1021.
This session is designed to provide supervisors with a better understanding of the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act, their responsibilities at Purdue, how to recognize requests for reasonable accommodations, and campus resources that can assist with reasonable accommodation requests.

ADA Audio Conference
Oct. 15 (Tu). 2-3:30 p.m. Young Hall, Room 1057.
This session is the first of the 2013-14 ADA Audio Conference Series presented by the Great Lakes ADA and Accessible IT Center. The program is designed to offer individuals advanced information on various ADA-related issues. This session is free and open to the public.

To Disclose or Not To Disclose: Sharing Disability-Related Information in the Job Search
Oct. 22 (Tu). Noon-1 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313.
This presentation and discussion will share the "what" and "when" of disclosing disability-related information to a potential or new employer, as well as job seeker rights and responsibilities under the law. This session, which is free and open to the public, is co-presented with the Disability Resource Center and Center for Career Opportunities.

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act Briefing - General Session
Oct. 29 (Tu). 9:30-11 a.m. Neil Armstrong Hall, Room 1103.
This session is designed to provide participants with a better understanding of the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act, employees' responsibilities at Purdue, how to interact with employees with disabilities, and campus resources that can assist with reasonable accommodation requests.

Purdue is committed to making all programs accessible to participants with disabilities. If you need assistance with registering for a session or you require an accommodation or special assistance due to a disability for a program, contact the Office of Institutional Equity before the program begins at 49-47253 or equity@purdue.edu.

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