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25th Annual Mid-Atlantic ADA Update Conference

September 04-06, 2018   |   Organized by: Mid-Atlantic ADA Center


Date/Time: September 4, 2018 1:00pm to September 6, 2018 3:00pm

Location: Sheraton Tysons Hotel - 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, Virginia 22182

Description: The Mid-Atlantic ADA Update is the region's leading conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), featuring speakers from federal agencies such as the U.S. Departments of Justice and Transportation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Access Board as well as experts from state and local government, business, non-profits and universities.

The program offers a variety of breakout sessions on topics ranging from accessible design to inclusive program planning and disability employment issues.

This exceptional event offers networking and professional development opportunities for:

  • ADA Coordinators

  • Disability Advocates

  • Architects

  • Business Leaders

  • Building Code Officials

  • Educators

  • Government Officials

  • Human Resource Specialists

  • Service Providers

Pre-Conference Session "ADA Overview" Tuesday, September 4 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM. No additional charge!

New This Year: ADA and Business Boot Camp - Wednesday, September 5, 1:30 - 5:00 PM

Join us for the afternoon to learn the basics of ADA compliance and welcoming customers with disabilities to your business. You may attend the Boot Camp either with full conference registration or by itself for a separate fee.

Please join us to learn from the experts on the ADA! The 25th annual Mid-Atlantic ADA Update will feature speakers from:

  • Businesses: MITRE Corporation, Level Access, Center for Veterans in Transition, Bromberg and Associates

  • Federal Agencies: U.S. Department of Justice. U.S. Department of Transportation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S.Access Board, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

  • State and Local Government Agencies: Montgomery County (MD) Government, Maryland Department of Disabilities, Arlington County (VA) Sheriff's Office, Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, DC Office of Disability Rights, Maryland Department of Transportation

  • Non-Profits: Canine Assistants, National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, Mary Washington Healthcare, Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs, TransCen, Inc.

  • Universities: American University, West Virginia University

Breakout sessions will address the ADA in these areas:

  • Business responsibilities and best practices

  • Disability Employment

  • State and Local Government 

  • Veterans in the Workplace

  • Healthcare Access

  • Service Animals

  • Corrections and Law Enforcement

  • Accessible Technology

Continuing Education - 14 hours available!

Applications for credits will be submitted for approval to organizations that certify human resource professionals, architects, rehabilitation counselors and ADA Coordinators. We also offer a certificate of participation for employee development hours.

Networking Opportunities!

Meet, learn and share with other professionals with similar interests and concerns.

Registration fee is $459. This fee includes:

  • 2 full days of conference sessions, including an option to attend the ADA and Business Boot Camp 

  • 2 continental breakfasts

  • 2 lunches

  • Pre-conference session

  • Multiple networking opportunities

For detailed hotel information and to register please visit the event website.

Claudia gordon

Claudia Gordon, Esq.

Claudia Gordon, Esq. is a director of Government and Compliance with Sprint Accessibility, a business unit within Sprint Corporation. Sprint Accessibility offers communication products and services to reduce or eliminate communication barriers for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or have a hearing or vision loss, or cognitive, speech or mobility disability.

Prior to joining Sprint Accessibility in March 2017, Ms. Gordon was a member of the Obama Administration from December 2009 to January 2017, initially serving as special assistant to the director of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and then as OFCCP’s Chief of Staff. OFCCP is a worker protection agency that enforces the civil rights of American workers who either work for or seek employment with companies that benefit from government contracts.

From July 2013 to March 2014, Ms. Gordon conducted a temporary assignment with the White House Office of Public Engagement, where she served as an associate director of public engagement. In that capacity, she served as the liaison to the disability community and advised on disability policies.

Notably, Ms. Gordon served as a member of President Obama’s presidential delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil.

Prior to the Department of Labor, Ms. Gordon was a senior policy advisor with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. In 2000, she received the prestigious Skadden Fellowship to work as a staff attorney with the National Association of the Deaf Law and Advocacy Center. She also worked as a consulting attorney with the National Council on Disability.

Ms. Gordon, a native of Jamaica W.I., graduated with honors from Howard University in Washington, DC in 1995 and went on to complete law school with honors at American University’s Washington College of Law in 2000.


Sheraton Tysons Hotel

8661 Leesburg Pike

Tysons, VA US

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