October 10, 2016

Events to help recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The Office of Institutional Equity and the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance are offering several opportunities in recognition and celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "Inclusion Works."

Reflecting this year's theme, throughout the month, the Office of Institutional Equity, along with other campus partners, will be engaging in a variety of activities to educate members of the Purdue community on disability employment issues and its commitment to an inclusive work culture.

To register for a session(s), click on the links provided on the event titles below. Registration is due two days before each session.

Advanced Americans with Disabilities Act General Session
Wednesday (Oct. 12). 1-2 p.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, a greater understanding of how to interact with employees with disabilities, and campus resources that can assist with reasonable accommodation requests. Prerequisite: You must complete the Risk Management Initiative — Americans with Disabilities Act Module online training to participate in the advanced session.  Instructions for completing this online training are located on the Risk Management Employment Claims Initiative website.

Advanced Americans with Disabilities Act for Supervisors
Oct. 20 (Th). 3-4 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1071.
This session is designed to provide supervisors with a better understanding of the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act, their responsibilities at Purdue, a greater understanding of how to recognize requests for reasonable accommodations, and campus resources that can assist with reasonable accommodation requests. Prerequisite: You must complete the Risk Management Initiative — Americans with Disabilities Act Module online training to participate in the advanced session.  Instructions for completing this online training are located on the Risk Management Employment Claims Initiative website.

To Disclose or Not to Disclose Disability During the Employment Process  
Co-presented with Center for Career Opportunities
Oct. 27 (Th). 1:30-2:30 p.m. Knoy Hall, Room B019.
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 and employee rights and responsibilities under the law. Learn why employers must ask applicants and employees to voluntarily self-ID their disability status and how this differs from other forms of disclosure.

 

Purdue is committed to making all programs accessible to participants with disabilities. To request an accommodation or special assistance for a program due to a disability, contact vpeceducation@purdue.edu or 765-494-6373.


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