Strengthening relationships with businesses and community agencies
December 15, 2020 9:00 - 10:00 CST "Celebrating Our Accomplishments"
2020 Highlights and Annual Scorecard (Darla Wilkerson, Executive Director) Partner Networking in Breakout Rooms OPEN TO ALL PARTNERS AT NO COST. Non-partners may attend 2x as guests. For questions or a guest pass contact firstname.lastname@example.org
November 17, 2020 "Service Animals in the Workplace: Employer and Employee Rights & Responsibilities"
Session Objective: Under the ADA, is a service animal a reasonable accommodation? Does an employee have to let an employee bring a service animal to work? What rights do co-workers and customers have in regard to service animals? What about emotional support animals—are these animals also allowed into the workplace? Those questions and more will be covered in this session.
Julie Brinkhoff - Director, Great Plains ADA Center Julie directs the Great Plains ADA Center's core service activities including training, technical assistance, product development, and dissemination. Julie has extensive experience in designing and disseminating training programs and materials on a variety of topics related to the ADA. She has assisted numerous communities in meeting ADA compliance obligations, developing ADA implementation policies/strategies, and meeting Project Civic Access requirements. Her primary areas of expertise are ADA employment provisions, service animals, accessible web design, customer service, and Title II and III ADA implementation. She is especially interested in designing and disseminating information in effective, user-friendly formats through multi-media. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Missouri and has been involved with the Center since 1995.