Certified ADA Advocate
Graphic Design – Wilene Gremain
18 CLE’s for attorneys and 16.5 CEU’s (including 6 Ethics Credits) for social workers and medical professionals, including 6 Ethics Credits
The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008-implemented in 2009, along with the signing of the International Treaty for the Disabled, 2009 by President Obama have opened new doors for equality for persons with disabilities. The purpose of the this course using the textbook, Unlocking Justice, is to set a standard of care by offering a system for implementing the mandates of these Acts, equalizing public services for persons with disabilities (PWDs). Participants will become skilled in recognizing, advocating for, and assisting persons with disabilities. The skills are based upon scientific studies of neurological functioning of human beings under stress – focusing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other invisible disabilities. Participants will become skilled at administratively advocating for persons with impairments as they use their legal systems. Ethical obligations, psychological and physiological realities of serving PWDs when under stress are emphasized. Participants are exposed to legal and social changes needed in order to be in compliance with laws regarding civil rights, disability rights, and social responsibilities of living in civilized cultures. The American with Disabilities Act is the sentinel law exposed.