Consultations / Training
We offer opportunities for trainings and consultations for consumers, businesses and community partners. Most of our trainings are offered as a free service, however some costs may be associated. Please contact our office for more information.
Below are a few examples of trainings and consultations we provide:
- Accessibility Surveys
Reviewing programs and facilities for accessibility to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
- Advocacy Training
Training that provides individuals with information and skill building exercises to develop and enhance self and systematic advocacy skills. The goal of this training is for individuals with disabilities and others who are advocating for them, the skills and strategies necessary to be an effective advocate.
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) training
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination and provides for equal access and opportunity in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. We provide training as it relates to all areas listed in the ADA.
- Independent Living
Training that assists consumers in developing the skills needed to live independently. The goal is to empower people with disabilities with the knowledge to perform daily tasks such as budgeting, transportation, interviewing, etc. in order to maintain or increase independence.
- Peer Support
disABILITY LINK’s Peer Support Program was developed from The Georgia Peer Support Project (which resulted from the Georgia Department of Human Services being awarded a Real Choices grant by The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare). The curriculum is the creation of a collaboration between The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and disABILITY LINK, and the skills and insights of peer supporters in Georgia. For more than ten (10) years, the curriculum has successfully trained five hundred (500) peer supporters with many kinds of experiences and labels in Georgia…and in North Carolina, South Carolina and Michigan. The training has been presented, to acclaim, at national conferences – The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) in May 2007, The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) in July 2007, and the Association of Programs in Rural Independent Living (APRIL) in October 2014.
- RESPECT Institute
This training empowers individuals to “Tell their Story” in a way that provides inspiration to themselves and others.
disABILITY LINK has several programs focused on employment. We offer these programs to consumers, individuals, businesses and community partners.
disABILITY LINK is proud to offer the LEAPS program (Locating Employment Avenues with Peer Support) to our consumers for no cost and to individuals, businesses and community partners at low cost. LEAPS provides the following:
- Assistance with employment readiness skills (including interviewing, resume preparation, and job searching)
- Regular job leads for a variety of local employment opportunities
- Both one-on-one and group centered peer support
- Connections to state and community-based organizations such as the Benefit Navigator Program and Manpower
- Familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable employment regulations
- Educating employers about hiring people with disabilities and how to provide workplace accommodations
In addition we are an Employment Network the Ticket to Work program which provides Social Security disability beneficiaries who want to work with access to free employment support services. As an Employment Networks (EN) we can help with career counseling and assistance with job placement, including helping understand how benefits may be affected by work. We also provide services for employment for GA Vocational Rehabilitation Agency that provides opportunities to meet new employers and possibly gain employment and/or skills through the internship program, volunteer programs and job placement.