United Spinal Hosts Free Webinar for Disabled Veterans Seeking Employment

Nov 20, 2012, 09:05 ET from United Spinal Association


NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's program, VetsFirst, will offer a free webinar on Wednesday, November 28th; from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST to provide tools for disabled veterans returning to work.

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The webinar will help participants understand basic protections against discrimination based on disability and how to overcome barriers to employment. Participants will also walk through how to create a proactive plan for education and/or employment and learn about resources that can help facilitate the transition to work.

"VetsFirst wants to make sure that disabled veterans know about the rights and programs available to them as people with disabilities so that they can succeed in the workplace," said Heather Ansley, Esq., MSW, webinar presenter and vice president of Veterans Policy for United Spinal's VetsFirst program.

"Although many disabled veterans have the skills needed to qualify for employment opportunities and advance in their careers, barriers such as misinformation about disability and misperceptions about required accommodations, are preventing them from returning to the workforce," she added.

Register for this webinar by visiting https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/146413098.

This year, United Spinal has hosted webinars on a variety of disability-related topics––including healthcare, mobility, research, public policy, and veterans issues. You can access all of United Spinal's previous webinars by visiting its online webinar archive at http://www.spinalcord.org/webinar-archive/.

About VetsFirst
VetsFirst represents the culmination of 60 years of service to veterans and their families. United Spinal Association, through its veterans service program, VetsFirst, provides representation for veterans, their dependents and survivors in their pursuit of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and health care before VA and in the federal courts.

About United Spinal Association
United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.

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Heather L. Ansley


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