The goal of the Northeast ADA Center is to educate and empower the diverse range of ADA stakeholders throughout New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to increase their knowledge of the ADA, to support our stakeholders to include people with disabilities in local communities, and to implement the ADA in their own lives, workplaces, businesses and communities.
The Northeast ADA Center is a member of the ADA National Network funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90DP0088). We provide information, guidance, and training on implementation of all aspects of the ADA. Our center is located at the Yang-Tan Institute at Cornell University. Our staff consists of individuals with and without disabilities who have extensive experience in the disability field.
The ADA Trainer Network (ADA TN) is a group of individuals across the nation who use a curriculum provided by the ADA National Network to educate local communities about the ADA. As our partners, they help to spread the word about the rights and responsibilities of employers, service providers, municipal entities, and private businesses under the ADA. There are more than 40 modules in the curriculum, each with its own facilitator's guide. The curriculum covers all Titles of the ADA, as well as disability awareness, serving customers with disabilities, and information about accessible technology. ADA TN members participate in "train-the-trainer" events through their regional ADA Center to learn to effectively deliver the materials, including how to customize training sessions to particular audience needs. We believe ADA TN members are excellent resources within their communities and that the trainings they offer help foster relationships between individuals with disabilities and entities with responsibilities under the ADA locally.