News & Events

  • Northeast ADA Center Closed November 25 and 26!

    Please note that on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, the Northeast ADA Center’s technical assistance hotline will be closed. The hotline will reopen the following Monday at 8:30 a.m. on November 29. We encourage you to explore the resources available on our website.

  • Free Webinar — Understanding Transportation Barriers for Diverse Individuals with Disabilities and Older Adults

    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021
    2:00 PM EST - 3:00 PM EST

    Presented by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

    In 2020, The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) embarked on an initiative to shine a light on transportation challenges of diverse populations. The NADTC conducted a national survey in February 2021, focusing on the transportation needs and preferences of people with disabilities, older adults and caregivers of different races, ethnicities, and cultures. Transportation equity is especially relevant now as the pandemic has underscored transportation gaps among diverse populations and increased isolation resulting from self-quarantine.

    This presentation will discuss results from the survey to inform participants about transportation barriers, modes, and potential solutions that respond to current and future mobility needs of diverse populations of older adults and people with disabilities.

    There is no charge to access this session.

    Certificates of participation are available for a fee.

    Real-time captions will be available for this session.

    This session will be recorded for later viewing.


    Melissa Gray, Assistant Director of Transportation Programs for USAging and the Senior Program Manager of the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)

    Carrie Diamond, Assistant Director of Transportation & Mobility for Easterseals, Inc. and the National Aging & Disability Transportation Center, a Federal Transit Administration-funded technical assistance center.

    Registration link

  • Free Webinar - Complex Issues in Fair Housing and Individuals with Disabilities

    November 11, 2021
    2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern

    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center and the Southwest ADA Center

    This legal webinar will focus on some of the more complex issues under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and related ADA/504 laws. Topics will include Service Animals and Emotional Assistance Animals, tenant release from a lease due to disability, elevators in disrepair, student dormitory issues, accessible parking, and other topics as time permits. Review and discussion will include any significant FHA-related case law and HUD/DOJ Settlement Agreements and Conciliations.

    Registration link

  • Free Webinar - Mental Health Conditions and Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace

    October 28, 2021
    1-2 PM Eastern

    Presenter: Joe Zesski, Program Manager, Northeast ADA Center

    Individuals with psychiatric disabilities often face stigma in the workplace. They may be stereotyped or their disabilities may be misunderstood resulting in a failure for an employer to accommodate an individual with a disability. In this webinar, we will discuss mental health conditions in light of the Americans with Disabilities Act definition of disability and how it can apply in employment. It will then focus on the reasonable accommodation process for employees with psychiatric disabilities and what might be potential forms of accommodation. This webinar may be of particular interest for employers, individuals with disabilities, employment service providers, and all those with a general interest in this topic.

    If you require any reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the event, please notify the Northeast ADA Center by contacting Alexis Boytsov, Project Administrator, at least 72 hours prior to the event.

    Registration link

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, declared in 1988 to raise awareness of the employment needs and contributions of individuals with disabilities. The 2021 theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.”

    For more information regarding the month, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor web page.

  • What's the Question?


    The Northeast ADA receives questions and concerns from the public about the ADA, its enforcement, and its application through its free technical assistance line, trainings, and website. Join the Northeast ADA's December 6 webinar which will feature some of the most common and also most challenging questions addressed by the Northeast ADA Technical Assistance (TA) team. We are soliciting any questions that you would like to ask and hope that you will join us for this wide ranging webinar that will touch on service animals, physical design, and digital accessibility as well as other ADA issues. This presentation is for those who have an interest in multiple areas of the ADA.

    If you require any reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the event, please notify the Northeast ADA Center by contacting Alexis Boytsov, Project Administrator, at least 72 hours prior to the event.

    Registration link

    Presented By: Chris Sweet & Jennifer Perry

    12/06/2021 01:00 PM through 12/06/2021 02:00 PM