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Ask your questions and learn about your rights and responsibilities on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Leaders in the field will share their knowledge, experience and success for practical methods and leading practices that advance disability inclusion within your communities and businesses.

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Jonathan Martinis, the Legal Director for Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities and the Project Director, National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making will discuss the relationship between guardianship and the ADA. He has over 20 years' experience representing people with disabilities in cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Social Security Act and other civil rights laws. In 2013, he represented Margaret "Jenny" Hatch in the "Justice for Jenny" case, which held that Ms. Hatch has a right to use Supported Decision-Making instead of being subjected to a permanent, plenary guardianship. He also represented the plaintiffs in Brinn, et al. v. Tidewater Regional Transportation District, the first case to hold that people with disabilities have a right to paratransit transportation on a next-day basis, and Winborne, et al. v. Virginia Lottery, which held that the Lottery must ensure that premises selling Lottery tickets, including private businesses, are accessible to people with disabilities. Quality Trust is an independent, non-profit advocacy organization focused on improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families. Quality Trust works with individuals and family members to solve problems, identify opportunities for learning and contribution and find creative ways to minimize "differences" and make the most of each person's abilities.
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On-Demand Episodes

Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT Speaker(s): Georgia Fruechtenicht, Curriculum and Learning Specialist, Trainer, and Navigator Team Leader; Parent to Parent of Georgia Join ADA Live! (WADA)... more

This session of WADA ADA Live! will explore what parents need to know to help their child's school year get off to a good start. Topics include establishing a good relationship with your child's teachers and staff; helping a child who is very... more

Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT Speaker(s): Nancy Horton, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center This show is a continuation of our discussion with Nancy Horton regarding the top 5 ADA questions regarding reasonable... more

Description: A diversified workforce is a win-win situation for everyone. It is often easier to accommodate an employee with a disability than employers may think. This session ofADA Live! will explore the most frequent workplace... more

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 1:30 pm EDT Speakers: Jack Humburg, Boley Centers, Inc. Cheri Hofmann, Southeast ADA Center Have a Question: Submit your questions on Beach Access Description: Back by popular demand just in... more

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST Speaker: Rebecca Williams, Southeast ADA Center Host: Cheri Hofmann, Southeast ADA Center Description: Under the ADA, facilities are required to be accessible so that... more

It's been 25 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed. What steps have you taken to assure that your business is accessible to customers with disabilities? Graham Sisson, ADA Coordinator for the State of... more

Date: Wednesday, Febraury 4, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT Description: Last year, the ADA Legacy Tour and the colorful Road to Freedom ADA Bus, piloted by legendary photographer Tom Olin, visited nine cities across the United... more

Get a preview of what's in store when you attend the 2015 National ADA Symposium from May 10-13 in Atlanta, GA. In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, this year's Symposium is bigger and better than ever. Join Jim... more