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Don’t Miss the 2021 Virtual ACSED Training Symposium

Meeting the Challenges of the New World of Work:
Welcoming and Accommodating Employees with Disabilities

November 17 and 18 in the afternoons

Featured Speakers

Awards Event Speaker, State Controller, Betty Yee
State Personnel Board Executive Officer, Suzanne Ambrose
National Disability Policy Expert, Andy Imparato

Tentative Program Schedule

ACSED 2021 Training Symposium
Virtually on November 17th and 18th

November 17th – Day 1:

General Session – 1- 1:50 pm:
Andy Imparato, Executive Director, Disability Rights California and National Disability Policy Leader

Concurrent Sessions – 2- 2:50 pm: (3 sessions)

  • Applying and Interviewing in a Virtual World
  • Supporting the Disability Perspective Within Your Department Through an Effective Disability Advisory Committee (DAC)
  • Understanding the Unique Challenges of Living with a Non-Apparent Disability

Concurrent Sessions 3-3:50 pm: (3 sessions)

  • Disability Etiquette and Awareness
  • The Hottest Jobs in California State Government
  • Virtual Work: Challenges and Opportunities for Reasonable Accommodation

Networking 4 – 4:50 (Optional Opportunity)

  • Session for Managers and Staff
  • Session for Jobseekers

November 18th – Day 2:

General Session – 1-1:50pm
Suzanne Ambrose, Executive Officer, State Personnel Board

Concurrent Sessions: 2-2:50 pm (3 sessions)

  • Meeting the Challenge of Finding Qualified Applicants with Disabilities
  • Understanding the Unique Challenges of Living with a Non-Apparent Disability
  • Disability Etiquette and Awareness

Concurrent Sessions 3- 3:50 pm – (3 sessions)

  • Tools for Accessibility – Websites, Complex Documents and Virtual Conferencing Platforms
  • Understanding Reasonable Accommodation: Legal principles and an Analytical Framework for Navigating the Effective Provision of RA
  • An Update on State Policies in Disability Employment

ACSED Awards Ceremony 4:30- 6:00 pm
State Controller, Betty Yee, Awards Ceremony Keynote Speaker

Individual registration will begin on October 20th, 2021.

Pre-Paid Training Packages:
Time is Running Out Fast – If your Department is interested in purchasing a Training Package, contact ASAP!!

General Information:
For more information on the Symposium, contact Lisa Brown at or Catherine Campisi at

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