March 16 Webinar: "Workplace Accommodations for Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities"

NYAPRS Note: The Southwest ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Center in collaboration with the Great Lakes ADA Center is presenting a free webinar on Wednesday, March 16 entitled, “Workplace Accommodation for Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities,” at 1 PM CT (2 PM ET).

While the ADA was designed to apply to both physical and psychiatric disabilities, the former has received much more attention over the years. This session will discuss the employment rights of persons with psychiatric disabilities under the ADA with emphasis on workplace accommodations. Please see below for more detail and registration information.

Southwest ADA Center



March 16, 2016


1:00- 2:30 p.m. Central


About the Presenter

Diego Demaya, J.D.Legal Specialist, Southwest ADA Center

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UpcomingADALegal SeriesWebinar:

"Workplace Accommodations for Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities:

Please Join the Southwest ADA Center in collaboration with theGreat Lakes ADA Centerfor anADALegal serieswebinar on "Workplace Accommodations for Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities"on Wednesday, March 16th at 1:00 p.m. central.

The principles prohibiting discrimination in the workplace under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)were formulated for both physical and psychiatric disabilities; however, the statute as applied to physical disabilities tends to receive moreattention.An estimated 61.5 million Americans haveexperienced a mental health impairment in a given year (National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2013). The prevalence of employees with psychiatric disabilities in the workforce continuesto rise. This session will discussthe employmentrights of persons with psychiatric disabilities under the ADA with emphasison workplace accommodationsand discussissues that arise including:

  • How the broadened definition of disability under the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA)affects individuals with psychiatricdisabilities
  • Determining when a person with a psychiatric disability is "qualified"for a job
  • Common workplace issuesinvolvingpersons withpsychiatric disabilities
  • Recent or poignant cases
  • Identifying when safety issues or concernsariseand how the concept of "direct threat"may apply
  • Resources for both employers and employees

Registration is required to participate in this webinar.

Visit the Great Lakes ADA Center registration site at:

and click on the Register for a Session Link or First Time User!link to create a new account.

Sessionsare presented via a fully accessible Blackboard Collaborate Platform. Forfirst timeusers it is recommended that you prepare your technology prior to the session.

For more information about this platform visit:

and under the First Time Users option choose

"Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing- First Time Users".

We hope you will join us, Wednesday,March 16, 2016!

This webinar is a collaborative ofthe SouthwestandGreat Lakes ADA Centers. TheSouthwest ADA Center is a program of ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization), at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas. Thecenter is funded by a grant ( H133A110027) from theNational Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of thisprogram do notrepresent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.


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