Events to help recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 1, 2010

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

Incorporating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Vocational Rehabilitation Toward Obtaining and Maintaining Employment
Oct. 13. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Room 320, Stewart Center.
In this workshop, learn what employers are required to do under the ADA and how state Vocational Rehabilitation can assist employees with obtaining devices and services not covered under the ADA.

ADA Audio Conference
Oct. 19. 2-3:30 p.m. Room 1057, Young Hall.
This session is the first of the 2010-11 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. 

Veterans with Disabilities and the Transition to Employment
Oct. 21. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Room 320, Stewart Center.
During this workshop, the challenges facing veterans with disabilities transitioning to employment and strategies to increase and retain the employment of veterans with disabilities will be discussed. 

What Role Might Your Disability Play in Your Job Search and in the Work Environment?
Oct. 26. 2-4 p.m. Room 318, Stewart Center.
For those individuals with disabilities seeking employment, 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.

Purdue is committed to making all programs accessible to participants with disabilities. If 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, TTY: 49-61343, or