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The New England ADA, Addiction, Recovery and Employment Workshop during COVID-19 - Part 2
Today, 30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), thousands of people in recovery from addiction are unaware of their civil rights under the law. The ADA insures that people with addiction to alcohol, and in recovery from opioids and other drugs have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Find out how the ADA addresses alcohol and substance use disorders differently. This session will also introduce how the ADA applies to addiction in three phases of employment: pre offer, post offer, and employment. These differences will be illustrated with scenarios about alcohol, opioids, cocaine and marijuana.
Objective #1: Understand the ADA’s definition of disability and how it applies to addiction and recovery.

Objective #2: Distinguish how the ADA applies to people with addiction to alcohol, and those in recovery from opioids and other drugs.

Objective #3: Learn which protections the ADA provides in access to employment.

Objective #4: Learn about does and don’t during the three stages of employment (interview and application, post offer and pre-employment, and during employment)

Aug 20, 2020 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Oce Harrison, EdD
Project Director @The New England ADA Center
Oce Harrison, EdD, began her career in RI on the Governor’s Committee of Employment for People with Disabilities. Since 2001, she has directed the New England ADA Center located in Boston at the Institute for Human Centered Design. Oce provides “ADA, Addiction, Recovery” trainings throughout the region. Harrison has presented at NAADAC’s 2019 annual Conference, Massachusetts Organization for Addiction and Recovery (MOAR), at the Massachusetts Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association Annual Conference (MAADAC) and in 20 cities and towns in Massachusetts on behalf of Learn to Cope. She also led the ADA National Network in creating “The ADA, Addiction and Recovery Fact Sheet” and “The ADA, Addiction, Recovery Employment Fact Sheet.
Stacy Hart, MA.
Information and Outreach Specialist @The New England ADA Center
Stacy Hart, an ADA Trainer, Information and Outreach Specialist for IHCD’s New England ADA Center. Stacy sees her work as a continuation of making our communities more accessible and inclusive of everyone. Previously at Boston Center for Independent Living, Stacy worked with youth and adults with disabilities from diverse backgrounds achieve their education and independent living goals. She specialized in explaining the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), helping parents through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process, and assisted with transition services for high school students.