BBI staff members to present at National ADA Symposium

03-28-2012

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William Myhill, director of legal research and writing; Kelly Bunch L'09, law and policy research associate; and L. Elaine Sutton Mbionwu, assistant director of the Southeast ADA Center, will present four workshops at the 2012 National ADA Symposium in Orlando, Florida.

The Symposium, March 12-14, is designed to provide the latest information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and guidelines, implementation strategies, and best practices through dynamic, interactive sessions. The Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, and the Great Plains ADA Center are co-hosting the Symposium.

Myhill, Bunch, and Sutton Mbionwu will lead these sessions:

Monday, March 12 - 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Strategic Planning for Emerging Issues (Sutton Mbionwu)
Session participants will be introduced to a "concept mapping" type process in which they are engaged in generating ideas, synthesizing emerging issues, and sorting through actionable plans that will facilitate creative, innovative, and sustainable change on behalf of individuals with disabilities. The structure of this session involves the intertwining of lecture and hands-on interactive group processing.

Monday, March 12 - 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Title I Case Law: Reasonable Accommodation & Emerging Issues
(Myhill and Bunch) 
This session will provide a detailed discussion of significant cases and their impact on implementation of Title I of the ADA. This employment based session will focus on cases regarding reasonable accommodation. "Title I Case Law" is designed for participants who have a relatively strong background in the ADA.

Tuesday, March 13 - 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Recent ADA Court Cases Affecting the Southeast Region
(Myhill and Bunch)
This session will examine specific cases that affect ADA implementation in the Southeast region. A relatively strong knowledge of the ADA is required to attend this session.

Tuesday, March 13 - 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Title I Case Law: Definition of a Disability
(Myhill and Bunch)
This session will provide a detailed discussion of significant cases and their impact on implementation of Title I of the ADA. A major focus of the session will be the ADA Amendments Act, which refined the ADA's definition of a disability, and its effect on future Supreme Court cases. "Title I Case Law" is designed for participants who have a relatively strong background in the ADA.

For more information and a complete schedule

National ADA Symposium - Orlando