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FREE Virtual Disability Training with Guest Speaker David Whalen


You're invited to the Workforce Development Board's NY SCION grant program's FREE disability awareness training that will take place on Thursday, February 23rd.

WHEN: February 23, 2023, 9:00am to Noon


With guest speaker David Whalen.

Topics Include:

>Basics of Americans with Disabilities Act
>Definitions of Neurodivergent Disabilities
>Defining Workplace Accommodations

David Whalen has worked in the disability field his entire career, founding Disability Awareness Training in 2004. He has trained some 600 audiences on the topic of disability awareness. Training is designed to sensitize and educate on disabilities as it pertains to employment to include best practices. He worked at Niagara County ARC for 17 years serving adults with developmental disabilities. He is a Northeast ADA Certified Trainer specializing in employment. He is a Past-President of the Williamsville Central School District's Special Education Parent Teachers Association (SEPTSA), former Chair of the Parent Network of WNY and Town of Amherst Committee on Disabilities. He currently serves on the National Fire Protection Assn’s Disability committee, Commissioner of the Amherst Challenger Baseball division, and Board Member for C-HOPE of WNY.


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Phone: 315-207-6951 ext. 139  -  Email: 

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