The Great Lakes ADA Center in collaboration with the ADA National Network is pleased to announce the upcoming ADA Audio Conference Series session titled “Understanding Disability and 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.
Registration: www.ada-audio.org (Free) (If you do not have an account on our website you will be required to set up one before registering)
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm ET
Kate Caldwell, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sarah Parker-Harris, PhD, Associate Professor, Department on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Maija Renko, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Illinois at Chicago
Continuing Education Recognition: Certificate of Attendance Available
This session will be conducted via Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing with option to utilize audio via computer and/or telephone. The session will be closed captioned via the webinar platform. The session will be recorded.
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Derek Mortland, ADA and Community Outreach Coordinator