Presentation Description: 

An overview of New York State Human Rights Law and filing complaints related to public accommodation (disability access). 

If you experienced discrimination as a customer or client of any establishment offering goods or services to the public (for example: stores, theatres, restaurants, transportation services, public buildings, salons, medical offices, day care services, parks, fitness and recreation facilities, etc., including any such facilities owned or operated by a governmental entity) you are covered by NYS Human Rights Law. 
 

Date: 5/25/2022 

Presenter: 

  •  John Herrion, Director of Disability Rights, New York State Division of Human Rights.

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Presentation Description: 

Michelle West, has served in marketing leadership roles in the Independent Living movement since January 2015. When she presented at the 2019 National Council on Independent Living's conference on the topic of marketing, person after person told her they didn’t have the marketing skills to get the word out about their services, let alone that their CIL even exists!
 

Date: 4/28/2022 

Presenter: 

  •  Michelle West, Founder and Principal, Aprosae.

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Video Description:  An overview of Person-Centered Planning Coaching for Transition Specialists.

Date:  4/14/2022

Author:  Lead presenter, Tami Loya, Education & Outreach Director of the Open Doors (MFP) Transition Center Project at NYAIL

Webinar Recording:  Person-Centered Planning Coaching webinar recording


Presentation Description: 

Kendra's Law is a New York State law concerning involuntary outpatient commitment also known as assisted outpatient treatment. It grants judges the authority to issue orders that require people who meet certain criteria to regularly undergo psychiatric treatment.
 
This webinar will provide an overview of the existing law, information on recently proposed expansions, and advocacy on alternatives to expansion. The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) is a leader in raising the issue of harmful effects, shortcomings in the law, and promoting effective alternatives.
 

Date: 3/24/2022 

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Presentation Description: 

This webinar covers the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) and the rights of residents in long term care facilities in New York State. Topics covered include a basic overview of LTCOP roles compared to the roles in NYS Department of Health; the rights of residents in long term care facilities, including the right to be discharged and rights in the process of discharge; and involuntary discharge, focusing on when a discharge plan is not fully in place to meet the needs of an individual.

Date: 2/23/2022 

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Presentation Description: 

DisDATA (Disability Data Advocates Taking Action) is a collaborative of researchers, disabled people, and advocates promoting disability data equity. Disabled people, particularly those in congregate settings, are made invisible through the lack of data collection and representation leading to a disability data inequity. DisDATA is building a network to connect advocates, researchers, and policy makers around the shared goal of improving access to and representation within disability data systems. This webinar is an opportunity to learn about how you can get involved in DisDATA and share experiences accessing and using data for advocacy. 

Date: 1/27/2022 

Presenters: 

  • Lillie Greiman, Project Director at RTC: Rural at The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
  • Arin Leopold, Research Associate at RTC: Rural at The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities

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Presentation Description: 

Niagara University Disability Awareness Training has been granted from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Louisiana Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities to educate anyone involved in emergency planning, preparedness, response, and recovery as it pertains to individuals with disabilities and access and functional needs. NU has tailored a presentation that identifies the responsibilities of both emergency management personnel and disability advocates during an emergency. This program will introduce the four modules necessary for proper response that include Disability Awareness Training, the Americans with Disabilities Act specific to Emergency management, emergency plan content, and Inclusive Planning and Active Participation.

Topics discussed:

  • Disabilities Awareness specific to Emergency Management
  • Access and Functional Needs defined to include Universal Design
  • Understanding how the whole community concept is imperative to proper response to individuals with disabilities and how to involve them.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act relative to Emergency Management and response.
  • Community resources and other materials that assist Emergency Management in proper response
  • Disaster Preparedness and Planning
  • Inclusive Planning and Active Participation
  • NYS Core Advisory Group
  • COVID-19 and Persons with Disabilities

Date: 12/2/2021 

Presenters: 

  • David Whalen, Project Director at Niagara University First/Emergency Responder Disability Awareness Training

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Additional Materials: 

Planning Checklist for Rapid Emergency Response June K 2018

Your Very Personal Preparedness Inventory MARC

NFPA Evacuation Guide for Disabilities 2016

CIDNY NYC fails to address needs of disabled in emergency planning

Disability Specific Supplies for Emergency Kits

ROOTED In RIGHTS: Right to Rescued Documentary

Cooked Survival by Zip Code


Presentation Description: 

This webinar covers several issue areas in housing discrimination and tenant rights with a focus on people with disabilities. Our speakers, Cooper Sirwatka, Director of Operations at CNY Fair Housing and John P. Herrion, Director of Disability Rights at New York State Division of Human Rights, are both experts in housing laws and regulations. Topics covered during this webinar include:

  • Covered protected classes;
  • Source of income protection;
  • Sexual harassment;
  • NY eviction moratorium;
  • General tenants’ rights in NY;
  • Housing discrimination for people with disabilities;
  • How to ask for reasonable accommodations in housing and what is a reasonable accommodation

Date: 11/17/2021 

Presenters: 

  • Cooper Sirwatka, Director of Operations at CNY Fair Housing
  • John P. Herrion, Director of Disability Rights at New York State Division of Human Rights

Presentation Slides: 

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Date: 8/20/2020

Video Description: Donal Conn, Founding Principal of Kaydeross Performance Solutions, addresses the following topics:

  • The Psychology of Safety & Wellness at Work
  • Rules For Virtual and Partially Remote Work Teams
  • Facilitating Video Virtual Team Meetings
  • Promoting Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Building Communication Plans & Protocols
  • When The Cat’s Away …Managing From Afar
  • Virtual Team Celebrations & Employee Recognition
  • Maintain Your Organization’s Culture Remotely & Values

Video Recording: Leading Remotely: Maintaining Performance & Employee Engagement From Afar


Date: 8/19/2020

Video Description: Andy Lee, Director of Voter Services for the League of Women Voters of Albany County addresses the following topics:

  • What New Voters Should Know
  • What Else to Expect at the Polls
  • How to Organize for Election Day
  • GOTV Tools and Scripts for the Final Weeks
  • Election Day Challenges: What to Do?
  • Transportation and Polling Place Accessibility

Following the presentation, Statewide Systems Advocacy Network (SSAN) members Maria Samuels, Executive Director of Westchester Disabled On the Move; Phil Prehn, Statewide Systems Advocate at ARISE in Syracuse; Dr. Gregg Beratan, Director of Advocacy and Development from Center for Disability Rights in Rochester and co-founder of #CripTheVote; and Monica Bartley from the Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York have a round table discussion on Get Out The Vote efforts in their ILCs around the state.

Video Recording: GOTV: The Time Is Now!