ADA National Network 30th Anniversary Series: Spotlight on The ADA Trainer Leadership Network: Building Local Capacity for ADA Implementation

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


This interactive session will provide an overview of the ADA Trainer Leadership Network (TLN), a program that equips and supports stakeholders in Regions 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10 to increase ADA understanding and implementation in local communities. Participants will learn about how our diverse membership of vocational rehabilitation professionals, self-advocates, municipal representatives, healthcare educators and others, use a specifically designed, nationally vetted curriculum to provide training and guidance on disability inclusiveness. Join us for some fun and games, as you learn about the TLN, and how to become part of this ADA National Network initiative!

The presenters will be joined by special guests Nettie Romanzo-Smith and Rhonda Rosenburg.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


LaWanda Cook, PhD, CRC , Senior Extension Associate , Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, Cornell University

Nettie Romanzo-Smith , Program Manager , New York State Department of Health, Disability and Health Program

Rhonda Rosenburg , Project Coordinator , New York State Department of Health, Disability and Health Program

Joe Zesski, MS , New Jersey Affiliate, Northeast ADA Center , Resources for Independent Living (RIL)

Questions for presenters:

1 Can a city simply refuse to hire someone with training in accessibility to prepare transition plans, know the law so that my city doesn't keep breaking it deliberately and without care? The planning people allow plans through that violate ADA law. The administration allows open meeting laws to be violated. The closed captioning of Microsoft Teams is not adequate. Every time something related to providing accessibility comes up they declare it is too expensive and refuse to do it. They don't seem to realize that despite ADA being the only civil rights law with an "expense" get out of jail free card attached, it cannot legally be applied to everything.

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.