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If you are interested in joining a panel discussion on Travel Training at the 2024 Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) International Conference, held August 4-7 in Denver, please contact Lessie.Henderson@godcgo.com

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Travel Training Instructor

Participants will be provided with the knowledge and skills to provide quality travel training to older adults, people with disabilities, and others in their communities. The certification program teaches travel training instructors essential, practically-relevant skills, including: performing a successful trainee assessment, customized trip planning, environmental barrier examination, task analysis, training strategies, street crossing skills, boarding/alighting processes, compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and much more.



‘Life From a Different Perspective’ is a four-part online class featuring authors with disabilities.

When: February 5th, February 19th, March 4th and March 18th from 6:30-8:30pm 

Where: Politics & Prose Bookstore.

Details and registration here

Life from a Different Perspective Online class featuring authors with disabilities Moderated by Karen Leggett Abouraya Working toward a more inclusive society Feb 5- Feb 19 March 4 March 18 at Politics & Prose Bookstore Details and registration at http:tinyurl.com/differentperspective

Don’t miss out on applying for the Autism Society of Maryland’s

 Autism Hiring Program for Winter 2024! Applications are due January 15, 2024 for all three program sites in Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel Counties.    



Please note:

There is also a new LinkedIn page for the Autism Hiring Program: all applicants and employers please like and follow for updates and exciting news: Autism Hiring Program – An Initiative of the Autism Society of Maryland

The Autism Hiring Program advances workplace neurodiversity and acceptance, connecting businesses to an untapped workforce of skilled Autistic adults and targeting jobseekers not supported by existing systems.

Created in 2021 by the Autism Society of Maryland, it addresses the needs of Autistic adults who have high-level, marketable skills but have struggled to secure and maintain desirable employment. On the business side, it connects employers to this competent, capable workforce, improving their bottom line while creating a more inclusive and neurodiverse work environment.

If you have questions please contact Linda Hoyt at linda.hoyt@autismsocietymd.org or call 410-290-3466.

iwantagreenthumb.com offers an online course that breaks down the barriers to indoor gardening, specially designed to cater to the unique needs of individuals with disabilities.

A few benefits of the course, as stated by the organization:

“Accessible Learning: Our digital course is designed to be user-friendly, with accessibility features to accommodate various disabilities. It’s a welcoming space for individuals who want to learn the art of indoor gardening.

Adaptable Techniques: We provide a range of gardening techniques that can be tailored to accommodate different physical abilities.
Empowerment and Self-Sufficiency: Indoor gardening not only brings the joy of nurturing plants but also promotes self-sufficiency. (Up to 2lbs of fresh green in only 4 square feet of indoor growing space!)

Community and Support: Joining our course means becoming part of a supportive community of like-minded individuals. You can connect with others who share your passion for gardening and learn from their experiences.

Year-Round Growing: Our course teaches you how to create an indoor garden that thrives year-round, providing you with a continuous source of fresh herbs, greens, and even small fruits, regardless of the season.”

Learn more and sign up here!

The Maryland Department of Disabilities needs your input!


Join community members and stakeholders at 10:00 am on January 18th at the Bay Area Center for Independent Living in Salisbury, MD for a town hall on the State Disabilities Plan!


The State Disabilities Plan is a guide that helps all levels of government and all parts of the community coordinate efforts to improve the lives of Marylanders with disabilities, their families, and caregivers. The plan is created in collaboration with state agencies, community members, and other stakeholders. 


To ensure the new plan reflects your priorities and goals, the MD Department of Disabilities is coming to the Eastern Shore to hear from you. Show up and be heard!

Register for the event here


MD Disabilities Plan Town Hall, 1/18/24. Input needed! Register via link in post. ASL on request.

Easterseals Project Action logo - Accessible Community Transportation in Our Nation

This workshop provides transit professionals and managers with the information and tools to develop a comprehensive approach to conducting accurate paratransit eligibility determinations. Participants will receive informational resources and guidance on the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as it relates to paratransit services.


Workshop Modules Include:

  • Module 1: Overview of ADA Paratransit Eligibility
  • Module 2: Developing a Process for Accurate, Thorough ADA Eligibility Determinations
  • Module 3: Interview Techniques
  • Module 4: Conducting Physical Functional Assessments
  • Module 5: Conducting Cognitive Functional Assessment
  • Module 6: Determinations for People with Visual Impairments
  • Module 7: A Framework for Making Difficult Determinations
  • Module 8: Eligibility Appeals Process
  • Module 9: Implementing Trip-by-Trip Eligibility

Virtual Workshop: Individual Registration

Anyone can sign up for our public virtual workshops. Organizations may register as many staff as they would like.

November 2023 Workshop

Tuesday, January 23 – Friday, January 26

11:00am-3pm ET / 8:00am-12pm PT (each day)

Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin

Registration Fee: $500



NOTE: A minimum of 9 registrants is required, and will be capped at 20 participants. ESPA may cancel the workshop one week prior, offering a full refund of the workshop registration. Payment must be made by credit card. If you need to cancel, a refund request must be made at least one week prior to the first session of each workshop. The workshops will not be recorded. No refunds or make-up sessions will be offered for those that miss sessions. You will not receive a completion certificate unless you participate in the entire workshop. Participants must have access to the internet, the ability to access Zoom, and a working computer camera to participate.





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