Promoting Health & Safety for Workers with Disabilities:
Realizing the Promise of the ADA
June 9 & 10, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25
this year! This conference explored
its impact in the workplace.

Interdependence Between Health and Wellness and Employment
Managing one’s health and healthcare is critical to successful employment.

CONFERENCE AGENDA
Agenda-Full

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Conference Sessions and Site Visits
• Conference sessions will take place on June 9th
• Continuing education credits will be available for completing 7 contact hours.
• Site visits to employers with innovative programs serving workers with disabilities and chronic conditions will take place on
June 10th (and will be included at no extra charge and 4 CE contact hours will be available).

Conference Location

University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center West
828 South Wolcott
Chicago, Illinois
Discuss recent legislative changes to recruit, hire, promote, and retain employees with disabilities, workers with chronic conditions, workers with work-related injuries, and workers who may be experiencing age-related changes which impact their work capacity.
Discover how employers in various industries have created safe work environments to support workers with disabilities.
Share successful policies and programs in worker health promotion, worker health and safety protection, and case management serving workers with disabilities.

Promoting Health and Safety for Workers with Disabilities:
Realizing the Promise of the ADA

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
June 9, 2015

Registration & Breakfast (8:30-9:00)



Welcome: (8:30-9:00)

Tamar Heller, PhD, Professor, Department Head, Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)




Morning Keynote Address: Disability, Health, and Employment First Initiative (9:15-9:45)

Andrew J. Imparato, JD, Executive Director, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)




Plenary: Disability, the Ultimate Out of the Box Lens (9:45-10:30)

Carol J. Gill, PhD, Professor, DHD, UIC and Carlene Galanopulo, MSN, RN, CCM Director at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)




Break, view exhibits and networking (10:30-10:45)



Workshops (10:45-12:00)

4 repeating workshops (disability related laws; Total Worker Health, case management; UD)

1) The ADA in the Workplace at 25: How Far Have We Come?


Moderator: Paula Brown, MBA, Manager, Diversity, Inclusion, Community Employment Liaison, Rush University Medical Center • Presenters: Robin Jones, OT, Director, Great Lakes ADA Center; Barry Taylor, JD, Senior Counsel, Equip for Equality

2) Protecting Workers and Promoting Worker Health


Moderator: Sarah Ailey, PhD, RN, Rush University College of Nursing; Jasmina Sisirak, PhD, MPH, UIC DHD • Presenters: Sheila Fitzgerald, PhD, RN, Director, Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Educational Resource Center; Ellen Thomson, Director of Participant Engagement, Unite Here Health; Dina Donohue-Chase, CEO, NorthPointe Resources

3) Employment Protection: Changing the Conversation in the Workplace


Moderator: Sue Davis, PhD, RN, Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center • Presenters: Carol J. Gill, PhD and Carlene Galanopulo, MSN, RN, CCM

4) Universal Design: Creating Healthy and Safe Work Environments


Moderator: Lisa Brosseau, ScD, Professor, Director of Industrial Hygiene, Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, UIC School of Public Health, Co-Director Illinois ERC • Presenters: Glenn Hedman, MS, PE, CPE, ATP, RET, Director, Assistive Technology Unit, DHD, UIC and Clive D’Sousa, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Center for Occupational Safety & Health Engineering



View exhibits and networking (12:00-12:10)



Lunch (12:10-1:00)


Afternoon Keynote Address: Total Worker HealthTM and Inclusion of Workers with Disabilities (1:00-1:30)


Moderator: Lisa Brosseau, ScD, Professor, Director of Industrial Hygiene, Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, UIC School of Public Health, Co-Director Illinois ERC Keynote Presenter: Chia-Chia Chang, MPH, MBA, Coordinator for Strategic Partnerships, Office for Total Worker HealthTM, National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)




Workshops (1:30-2:45)


(repeated from morning)




Break, view exhibits and networking (2:45-3:00)



Sharing Challenges & Successes (3:00-4:15)


(workers/management/labor panel)
Moderator: Linda Balsamo, PhD, MBA Presenters: 1. Jaime Parent, EnAbled Vet Program; 2. Sondra Haney, LCSW, CADC, Disability Resource Coordinator, Workforce Development Department of Lake County; and, 3. John McIlwain, Vice President for Advancement and Marcia Gordon, Vice President of Aspire Careers, Aspire




UIC Continuing Education Program (4:15-4:30)



Evaluation



June 10, 2015
Site Visits


Day 2:
On Wednesday, June 10, we will have an opportunity to learn about practical applications related to developing, implementing policies, procedures, and universal design to create inclusive, healthy, and safe worksites for people with disabilities, injuries, and chronic conditions.

8:30-11:30

1:00-2:30
Health Care: Rush University Medical Center

Non-profit: Access Living -
Susan Aarup, Disabled Americans Want Work Now (DAWNN)
Tamar Heller, PhD, Professor, Department Head, Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Andrew J. Imparato, JD, Executive Director, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Carol J. Gill, PhD, Professor, DHD, UIC
Carlene Galanopulo, MSN, RN, CCM, Director at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)
Paula J. Brown, MBA, Manager, Diversity, Inclusion, Community Employment Liaison, Rush University Medical Center
Robin Jones, OT, MPA, Director, Great Lakes ADA Center
Barry Taylor, JD, Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation and Senior Counsel, Equip for Equality
Sarah Ailey, PhD, RN, Professor, Community Systems and Mental Health Nursing, Rush University Medical Center, College of Nursing
Jasmina Sisirak, PhD, MPH, Associate Director of Training and Dissemination RRTCDD, Research Assistant Professor, DHD, UIC
Sheila Fitzgerald, PhD, RN, Director, Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Educational Resource Center
Ellen Thomson, Director of Participant Engagement, Director of Participant Engagement, Unite Here Health
Dina Donohue- Chase, CEO, NorthPointe Resources
Linda Sue Davis, PhD, RN, Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Lisa Brosseau, ScD, Professor, Director of Industrial Hygiene, Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, UIC School of Public Health, Co-Director Illinois Educational Resource Center
Glenn Hedman, MS, MEng, PE, CPE, ATP, RET, Director, Assistive Technology Unit, DHD, UIC
Clive D'Sousa, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Center for Occupational Safety & Health Engineering
Chia-Chia Chang, MPH, MBA, MPH, MBA, Program Analyst, National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)
Linda Balsamo, PhD, MBA, Consultant, Program Development, NorthPointe Resources
Jaime Parent, MS, MT, EnAbled Vet Program, Rush University Medical Center
Susan Arup, Disabled Americans Want Work Now (DAWNN), Access Living
Beth Marks, PhD, RN, Research Associate Professor DHD, UIC
Joseph P. Zanoni, PhD, MILR, Director of Continuing Education & Outreach, Illinois ERC, UIC School of Public Health, Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
Marsha Love, Continuing Education & Outreach, Illinois ERC
Registration Information:
February 15th – May 29th. Conference Fee: $125
May 29th – June 9th. Conference Fee: $165


Register Online
www.cvent.com/d/srqmr2

Conference Scholarships Available upon Request
Contact us at lovem@uic.edu
Lodging
Rooms are blocked under:
Promoting Heath and Safety for Workers with Disabilities Conference

Please contact Dan Kirkey at 312-602-2102
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Downtown Hotel
733 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60661
312-602-2102
Room rate $169.00 per night (price is subject to change please make reservation by April 1, 2015)

Information also on the conference registration website.
www.cvent.com/d/srqmr2

Chicago Events
Abilities Expo (June 12-14, 2015)
Chicago Blues Festival (June 12-14, 2015)
Old Town Art Fair (June 13-14, 2015)
Best Chicago Events in June
Who Should Attend
• Workers with Disabilities
• Employers
• Administrators in Human Resources, Case Management, Employee Health Services, Risk Management
• Disability Rights Advocates
• Centers for Independent Living
• Labor Representatives
• Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
• Government Agencies
• Health Care Professionals
• Practitioners, Researchers & Educators in Safety Engineering, Industrial Design, Ergonomics, Occupational Health & Safety, Disability Studies & Services