Pro Bono Counseling Project
2021 Online Webinar
ADA 101 for Health Care Professionals
Friday, May 14 2021, from 10:00 – 11:30 AM
FREE Online Webinar
Featured Presenter: Sharonda Huffman, ADAC
Webinar Description: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it possible for everyone with a disability to live a life of freedom and equality. This includes all aspects of life—employment, public accommodations, state and local government, transportation, and telecommunications. It is estimated that about 57 million Americans have a disability. Additionally, Americans face the challenge of a rapidly aging Baby Boomer population, which includes 76 million people over the age of 65, many of whom will acquire age-related disabilities.
This webinar will explore what all health care professionals need to know about the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities. The Title III – Public Accommodations of the Americans with Disabilities Act will be discussed in addition to usage of proper Disability Etiquette Terminology. The webinar will also review Covid-19 Provisions under the ADA.
Sharonda Huffman, ADAC, has a diverse background in real estate, human services, law, insurance, and disability fields. As the Accessibility and Compliance Coordinator of the City of Baltimore, Huffman directs the disability related initiatives for the City of Baltimore. She also provides consultation services for the University of Maryland School of Social Work related to the disparity of healthcare for African Americans children diagnosed with Autism. Since the pandemic, she provides intensive support services for a client with Autism with Trellis Services.
Huffman has been asked to be the keynote speaker for several webinars, training and workshops related to the cross section of discrimination related disability. She is a certified American with Disabilities Act Coordinator.
She is a volunteer leader in the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority community service organization, where she has served for almost 20 years in numerous roles with youth, the elderly, the military, and families. Having served on the local, regional, and national levels of the organization, Huffman most recently served as the vice president of a local chapter. She also holds memberships with the Baltimore Urban League, NAACP, National Federation of the Blind, National Association of Parliamentarians, and the American Society of Public Administration
Huffman earned a BA in Political Science from Morgan State University and attends Strayer University pursing a Master in Public Administration.
Workshop registrants will receive a code prior to the webinar to log on to Zoom and participate in the online session.