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Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series Fall 2020 Webinars


Registration is now open for the Fall 2020 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series.
All sessions will be held online using a webinar platform.

View Fall 2020 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series Brochure

Visit The Boggs Center Online Registration System


  • Friday, September 25, 2020 l 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM l Webinar

    The Americans with Disabilities Act: Disclosure and Reasonable Accommodations in Employment

    Barry Whaley, MS

    Project Director, Southeast ADA Center
    Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University College of Law
    Syracuse, NY

    In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this session will provide an overview of the disability rights movement leading to the ADA and the goals and titles of the ADA. The presentation will then focus on Title I, the provision of reasonable accommodations to ensure equality in the workplace. Topics to be discussed include ADA Title I Employment Protections; reasonable accommodations; essential and tertiary job functions; rights and responsibilities of employees and employers; the employment professional’s role in disability disclosure; the elements of good disclosure; and the ADA, Employment, and the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Friday, October 2, 2020 l 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM l Webinar

    Higher Education Opportunities for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Debra Hart, MS

    Director, Education & Transition
    Institute on Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts
    Boston, MA

    This presentation will focus on key aspects of a national movement that is creating greater access to higher education for students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Common design features will be discussed, including equity access for all students, guided academic pathways, enhanced student support, and career connections as well as elements of the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008 and student outcomes (e.g., employment and overall life satisfaction) during and after going to college. Numerous resources offered through Think College, a national initiative dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for students with intellectual disability, will be highlighted.

  • Friday, October 23, 2020 l 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM l Webinar

    The Essential Role of Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Advancing Equity

    Tawara D. Goode, MA

    Assistant Professor and Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University
    Washington, DC

    We lag far behind other fields in efforts to achieve equity because we have yet to define it,
    and more specifically, what equity means in the disability space. We also cannot truly address
    equity without focusing on disparities, known outcomes of inequities, including those attributed
    to race and racism. This session will offer a definition of equity adapted to the intellectual and
    developmental disability (IDD) contexts, describe a framework for addressing disparities in IDD
    supports and services, and delineate the role of cultural and linguistic competence in our collective
    efforts to achieve equity in IDD.

  • Friday, October 30, 2020 l 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM l Webinar

    Self-Determination, Inherent Dignity, and Full Participation

    Michael Wehmeyer, PhD

    Distinguished Professor and Director
    Department of Special Education and Beach Center on Disability, University of Kansas
    Lawrence, KS

    If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that we must refocus and redouble our efforts to ensure that all people in our society have opportunities to fully participate and be included in the life of our communities. This presentation will look at how policies and practices of incrementalism in our field predicated on a long history of segregation, discrimination, and deficits-based models of disability have failed to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. The session will discuss the need to go beyond incremental approaches and deficits-based models to embrace strengths-based approaches that emphasize supports in typical contexts and self-determination.



To access the webinars, you must register in advance. The webinars are free of charge. Space is limited for each of the sessions.

  • You will receive a confirmation email and reminder emails with the unique link to join each webinar. When you complete the registration form, please make sure your email address is correct since all emails will be sent to the address you enter.
  • The “join webinar” link in the confirmation and reminder emails is unique to your registration and should not be shared with others.
  • Please note that each person who wishes to participate must register and log in using their own email and device in order for their attendance to be recorded.
  • If you need closed captioning, please email your request to at least 2 weeks before each session.

For additional information about DDLS Webinars, including system requirements, please view Frequently Asked Questions


As part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, The Boggs Center offers this program for social work continuing education credit per NJAC 13:44G6.4.c(5). The Boggs Center is a registered NJ Department of Education Professional Development Provider. The Fall 2020 sessions have been submitted to the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) for continuing education program approval.

Each session is eligible for 2 hours of continuing education recognition. Please note the following requirements to demonstrate completion and receive a Certificate of Attendance for each session:

  • You must be logged onto the webinar from start to finish.
  • You must complete a survey at the webinar’s completion. Certificates of Attendance will be emailed to attendees meeting these requirements the week following each event.

Certificates of Attendance will be emailed to attendees meeting these requirements the week following each event.

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