September 2010

ADA Committee Meeting - September 29, 2010

Members Present(X):
XJohn BaxterXAmy Matthews
XAmy BonesXFran Minear
XJeff BranstetterXMark Panning
XJulie CarlsonKalani Parker
Deborah DaleyXWade Pearson
Beverly BoyleXLennis Pederson
XMichelle FerestadXJohn Pierce
Katherine HatfieldAnne Schoening
Teri HoppeStephanie Tufano

Guest: Lee Budeshiem

Minutes from the August 25, 2010 meeting were approved by Fran Minear and seconded by Wade Pearson.

Amy Bones lead the annual training session for the ADA Committee. Her remarks were directed at understanding ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Highlighting the key points of the amended act. Wade Pearson spoke on the statistics regarding students with disclosed disabilities and what his office accomplishes to assist students with reasonable accommodations. Jeff Branstetter trained the Committee members on the importance of collaborating to find a reasonable accommodations that meets the intent and spirit of the law. Jeff’s remarks included dialogue on the role of Human Resources in facilitating finding reasonable accommodation.

John Pierce distributed copies of a brochure published by Nebraska Department of Education, vocational Rehabilitation. The brochure hi-lited a program that re-introduces people into the work force.

The meeting adjourned at 12:00 pm.

The next meeting will be October 27, 2010 at 11:00 am in the Lied Education Center, Room 104. The meeting will include a tour of the building.