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‘ADA Live!’ Program Focuses on National Disability Employment Awareness Month
“ADA Live!” is a free online program of the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. “ADA Live!” focuses on the rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). New episodes are available the first Wednesday of each month on SoundCloud ADA Live!
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and the theme for 2019 is “The Right Talent, Right Now.” The U.S. Department of Labor states this year’s theme emphasizes the essential role that people with disabilities play in America’s economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are creating a high demand for skilled talent.
In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the October guest for “ADA Live!” is Liz Weintraub, senior advocacy specialist with the Association for University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). The episode is titled “Do You Want a Job or a Career? Reflections on National Disability Employer Awareness Month.” It can be heard Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m.
Weintraub will discuss her personnel career path, the challenges she has overcome, and the role that both advocacy and self-advocacy have played in her career success. She will share her work at the AUCD, including her popular video series “Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy For All.”
And Weintraub will share her thoughts on why the unemployment rate remains high for people with disabilities and the importance of thinking about a “career” versus a “job.”