ADA Coordinator Certificate Program

The ADA Coordinator Training Certificate Program (ACTCP) is offered through the Great Plains ADA Center and the University of Missouri. The certificate is designed to provide the depth and breadth of knowledge necessary to serve effectively as an ADA Coordinator for any public or private entity. All New Mexico state agencies are required to have a designated ADA Coordinator.

The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability supports individuals interested in earning an ADA Coordinator Certificate by partnering with the Southwest ADA Center to offer free classes each year that help fulfill the certificate requirements. You do not have to be in the ACTCP program to attend our trainings.

We also provide scholarships annually to a select group of New Mexico residents to cover all or part of the expense of the certificate. Learn more about the ADA Coordinator Certificate here

 

View and Register for Upcoming Trainings

Upcoming VIRTUAL sessions as part of the New Mexico ADA State & Local Government and Physical Access Series offered by Southwest ADA Center and the Governor’s Commission on Disability. Register at the links below each session description below.

ADA STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERIES

Providing Quality Services to Customers with Disabilities – ADA Title II Overview

Trainer: Julie Ballinger, Southwest ADA Center

Date: Tues., Jan. 11, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am Mountain

Description: Come and join us for an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act Title II which affords the public with disabilities, through program access, equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from all state and local government activities. Topics include policy modification, effective communication, integrated settings, eligibility requirements of participation, architectural barrier removal, direct threat, and much more. This training will also leave you with vital ADA technical assistance resources.

 To register for this FREE online training session visit: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h6D2nTbDQLi6lxHyKT9mbg

This registration closes end of day on Jan. 4, 2022

What You Need to Know – ADA Notice of Rights and Grievance Requirements

Trainer: Julie Ballinger, Southwest ADA Center

Date: Tues., Jan. 18, 2022 

Time: 9:00 am – 10:15 am Mountain

Description: State and local governments are required to adopt and distribute public notice regarding the ADA rights of individuals with disabilities. They are also required to establish ADA grievance procedures that provide prompt and equitable resolution to ADA related complaints. This session will cover how to establish these requirements to ensure the needs of people with disabilities are addressed in programs, activities, and services operated by governments. We will cover how to comply with these requirements resulting in a more efficient way to resolve problems at a local level.  Having these ADA requirements in place will also help to address many questions and problems efficiently and fairly to help prevent complaints from going to federal agencies or the filing of private lawsuits.

To register for this FREE online training session visit:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4HDT8cTpRIG_b8YxJ62IYg

This registration closes end of day on Jan. 11, 2022

 

The ADA and Related Service Animal Regulations

Trainer: Jeminie Shell, NM Governor’s Commission on Disability

Date: Tues., Feb. 1, 2022 

Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am Mountain

Description: This presentation will cover the following topics and will be accompanied by a beneficial Q&A: How does the Americans with Disabilities Act define service animal? Who uses service animals? Are comfort animals protected? What questions can be asked of the service animal handler? Where is a service animal allowed to go and under what circumstances can a service animal be excluded? When must leashes or tethers be utilized? Is a certification or harness required? Who is responsible for the animal’s care? Can specific breeds of animals be excluded? We’ll also discuss how the New Mexico Service Animal Act comes into play with the ADA. We will also share helpful publications and resources.

To register for this FREE online training session visit:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8sRy_m4hQN-61NoU45a7wQ

This registration closes end of day on Jan. 25, 2022

 

ADA PHYSICAL ACCESS SERIES

Accessible Parking Facilities

Trainer: Mike Edwards, Great Plains ADA Center

Date: Tues., Feb. 15, 2022

Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am Mountain

Description: When thinking of physical accessibility, parking is almost always the first thing that comes to mind. This session will provide an in-depth review of requirements of the accessibility standards for parking spaces and passenger loading zones. Topics to be addressed include the minimum number required spots, location, van spaces, vertical clearances, alterations, signage, valet parking and more.

To register for this FREE online training session visit: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S0-jNFPjTL2nO2LtbX2rhw

This registration closes end of day on Feb. 8, 2022

 

Accessible Design and Employment

Trainer: Rich Sternadori, Great Plain ADA Center

Date: Tues., Feb. 22, 2022

Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am Mountain

Description: This architecturally based curriculum examines the intersections of two normally disparate ADA topics: Employment and Design. Participants will understand how employment and design interact and inform each other for new or altered construction. The course content includes designing with principles that are usually the exclusive domain of Human Resources departments. Issues like essential job functions, reasonable accommodations, newly disabled employees in non-accessible environments, and other regulatory principles are studied, with a strong focus on their juncture with design.

To register for this FREE online training session visit:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ij1WdNjPT06z78t7lmNF9w

This registration closes end of day on Feb. 15, 2021

Performing Accessibility Assessments of your Facilities

Trainer: Mike Edwards, Great Plains ADA Center

Date: Tues., March 1, 2022

Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am Mountain

Description: In this session we will review pertinent topics relating to doing a field review of your facility to check for accessibility compliance. The presenter will focus on the tools and methodologies of gathering data regarding elements subject to compliance such as how to ascertain distances, slopes, heights, etc. In addition, we will briefly cover important information needed prior to performing the review as well as how to craft any results in a manner that will best suit the purpose of the survey.

To register for this FREE online training session visit:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TACw6pMWSIiPa7d5aOd3ew

This registration closes end of day on Feb. 22, 2022

ADA Coordinator Certificate Scholarships

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