National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2020

The Americans with Disabilities Act, also known as the ADA, is a landmark non-discrimination act signed into law in 1990.  The ADA has helped increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities in our nation’s workplaces and communities since its passage.

Colorado State University is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ADA through participation in 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 and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is Increasing Access and Opportunity.

Below is a list of disability-related programming taking place at Colorado State this month. Please mark your calendars to attend these informative programs.

Disability in the Workplace

Friday, October 9, 2020, 11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. via ZOOM

The Student Disability Center and the Career Center are partnering to present this workshop.  The workshop will explore federal laws that protect and support people with disabilities, discuss how and when to disclose a disability to an employer, and offer resources for job searching and the application/hiring process. This workshop is open to all students, staff, and faculty with a target audience of students entering the workforce. Email Joe Tiner at Joe.Tiner@colostate.edu.

Disability in the Workplace Flyer

Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. via Teams

This presentation provides an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and provides an overview of the accommodation process at CSU, including definitions and terms.  This event is presented by the Office of Equal Opportunity and is open to all students, all staff, and faculty.

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+1 970-628-0547   United States, Grand Junction (Toll)

Conference ID: 477 393 939#

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act: Information for Supervisors

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. via Teams

This presentation provides an overview of the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act, protections extended by the Acts, a supervisor’s responsibilities with regard to the Acts, guidance on how to interact with an employee with a disability, and information in the reasonable accommodation process as well as new state legislation regarding requests for accommodations by pregnant employees.  Though the target audience is any supervisor at CSU, this presentation is open to all students, staff, and faculty.  This event is presented by the Office of Equal Opportunity.

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+1 970-628-0547   United States, Grand Junction (Toll)

Conference ID: 985 207 191#

The Americans with Disabilities Act at 30: A Retrospective

Friday, October 30, 2020, 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. via Teams

This presentation celebrates 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We will discuss where we have been, where we are now, and where we are headed (including trends) as an institution and nationally in connection with disability and employment. This presentation is open to all students, staff, and faculty, and is presented by the Office of Equal Opportunity.

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+1 970-628-0547   United States, Grand Junction (Toll)

Conference ID: 412 125 59#