Even During a Crisis, People with Disabilities have Rights

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Date and time: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:00 pm Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

Duration: 1 hour

Overview: This presentation will provide updates on issues related to COVID-19 treatment for people with IDD. Guidelines being used to help health care providers and health care institutions address issues related to access, care, and treatment issues for people with IDD will be discussed.

Presenter: Robin Jones is the Director of the Great Lakes ADA Center and an Instructor in the Department on Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Robin has served as director since the Center’s inception in 1991. Her educational background includes degrees in Public Administration and Occupational Therapy. Robin has extensive experiences as a consultant and trainer regarding the barriers to community participation for people with disabilities including access to education, transportation, employment and electronic information. Robin has been actively involved in assisting business and government to meet their obligations under federal disability rights laws and is recognized as a key resource regarding hiring and employing people with disabilities.


COVID-19 Webinar Series is presented by the HealthMatters Program, Department of Disability and Human Development, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago with continued partnership with Project SEARCH, a leader in securing competitive employment for people with disabilities based at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and with Aspire an Illinois organization providing services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and their communities.


  • There is no cost for these webinars.
  • CEUs are not offered for these webinars.
  • Webinars and materials will be recorded and archived on YouTube.
  • For disability accommodations email Jasmina Sisirak (jsisirak@uic.edu) at least 10 days before the webinars.
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