Purdue recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month with workshops

September 27, 2012  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Office of Institutional Equity is offering several learning opportunities in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  This year's theme is "A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?" 

Workshops, free and open to the public, include:

* Oct. 16. 2-3:30 p.m., Young Hall, Room 1057. ADA Audio Conference: The Application of Federal Tax Incentives Supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act

This session will review a range of tax credits and deductions available to businesses to improve access for people with disabilities including the Access Credit and the Work Opportunity Credit as they aggregate with other business related incentives as components of the General Business Credit. To register, go to http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=5803&file=0

* Oct. 17. 2:30-4 p.m., Stewart Center, Roon 310. Employment Resources for Veterans with Injuries and Disabilities. Co-Presented by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

During this workshop, disabled veteran and employer perspectives on veterans' employment will be discussed. Common obstacles, opportunities, and strategies to maximize disabled veterans in the work place will be covered.  Employers and veterans are encouraged to attend. To register, go to http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=5797&file=0

* Oct. 23. 3-4:30 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 314. Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Workers with Disabilities

Employers will learn the benefits to hiring people with disabilities during this workshop.  Employers will also gain insight into how to recruit, hire, and retain individuals with disabilities. To register go to http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=5798&file=0

* Oct. 25. 2:30-4 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 310. Utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act and Vocational Rehabilitation. Co-presented by Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

In this workshop, learn what employers are required to do under the Americans with Disabilities Act and how Vocational Rehabilitation Services can assist employees with obtaining devices and services not covered under the ADA. To register go to http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=5800&file=0

* Oct. 30. 1-2 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 310. The Employment Process and Disability

Session I: To Disclose or Not To Disclose. Co-sponsored by the Diversity Resource Office

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. To register go to http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=5801&file=0

* Oct. 30. 2:30-3:30 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 310. The Employment Process and Disability. Session II: The Employee Perspective. Co-sponsored by the Diversity Resource Office.

This panel discussion will highlight employees with disabilities who will share stories of navigating into the employment lane and provide advice to job seekers. To register go to http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=5803&file=0

* Oct. 30. 4-5 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 310. The Employment Process and Disability

Session III: The Employer Perspective. Co-sponsored by the Diversity Resource Office.

This panel discussion will feature employers who will share their experiences with recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees with disabilities and provide advice to job seekers. To register go to http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=5803&file=0

* Oct. 24. 3-4:30 p.m., Krannert Building, Room G002. The Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act Briefing. Supervisor Session.

Oct. 31. 3:30-5 p.m. Krannert Building, Room G002. Employee Session.

These sessions are designed to provide participants with a better understanding of the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act, a supervisor's or employee's responsibilities at Purdue, a greater understanding of how to interact with employees with disabilities, and campus resources that can assist with reasonable accommodation requests. To register go to http://www.purdue.edu/ethics/oie/EqualAccessEqualOpportunityBriefing.html

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 494-7253, TTY: 765-496-1343, or equity@purdue.edu. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Contact: Marcy Hintzman, assistant director, Compliance and Disability Services, Office of Institutional Equity, 765-494-7253, mhintzma@purdue.edu

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