ADA Distance Learning Session:Understanding Disability & Entrepreneurship

1/17/2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Bureau of Accessibility and Job Accommodation (BAJA) and the Illinois ADA Project will host an ADA Distance Learning session on "Understanding Disability & Entrepreneurship." This session will give an introduction to disability and entrepreneurship by giving an overview of the work that the presenters have done through the Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Education for People with Disabilities (CEED) Project. In particular, participants will learn about the main barriers facing entrepreneurs with disabilities and service providers, and some of initiatives in policy and practice that can help address these barriers. Finally, the presenters will discuss what entrepreneurship means within the context of Employment First policy and legislation. Intended Audience: People with disabilities who have an interest in entrepreneurship, service providers from disability community agencies that provide employment services, business service providers from Small Business Development Centers, policymakers and legislators that have an interest in disability-entrepreneurship, and business leaders that have an interest in learning more about this area and the potential of networking with disabled-owned businesses.

Speakers

  • Kate Caldwell, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently works on the Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Education for People with Disabilities project (www.CEEDproject.org ).
  • Sarah Parker-Harris, PhD, Associate Professor and Director Department of Disability and Human Development at UIC
  • Maija Renko, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship University of Illinois at Chicago

Continuing Education Recognition:

Certificate of Attendance 1.5

To Register

The program is free to those who call and register. You must pre-register with the Bureau of Accessibility and Job Accommodation prior to the training date in order to receive the dial-in number and pass code. Please contact the Bureau of Accessibility and Job Accommodation at one of the following numbers:

(312) 793-0034 (Voice)

(312) 793-2406 (FAX)

(888) 614-2385 (TTY)

Reasonable Accommodation

If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Bureau of Accessibility and Job Accommodation and specify what form of accommodation is needed at least two weeks prior to the training date.

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