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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Join us on Thursday, October 28th, 2:00 p.m. ET.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year marks the 75th observance of NDEAM and the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)! We invite you to participate in NDEAM with us by raising awareness and highlighting the importance of inclusivity and workers with disabilities. 

Please join us for a Facebook Live on Thursday, October 28th, 2020, at 2 p.m. ET to learn more about "The ABCs of Schedule A: How People with the Epilepsies Can Enhance Their Ability to Get Federal Jobs." The Schedule A Hiring Authority for people with disabilities (Schedule A) is an exception to the traditional hiring process, streamlining the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Did you know people with the epilepsies are eligible for hire under Schedule A, disability hiring authority? 

Bring your questions about employment and Schedule A during the event, and we will do our best to address them!

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Sally Conway

Sally Conway

Sally Conway is a former Deputy Chief in the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. During her 23 years in the Disability Rights Section, she directed the Department’s wide-reaching Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Technical Assistance Program, including the nationwide ADA Information Line and the development of technical assistance documents and other guidance, to meet the ADA’s statutory mandate to educate those with rights and responsibilities under the ADA. She also oversaw the Department’s ADA Mediation Program, the Intake Unit, and served as liaison for Congressional staff on questions related to the ADA, constituent issues, and disability rights generally.

Having worked in the fields of disability and civil rights for more than 35 years, she has conducted training sessions, workshops, and presentations on the ADA for members of the public and private sectors, advocacy organizations, people with disabilities, and the general public throughout the country. Prior to her career with the Department, Ms. Conway worked in New Hampshire as a program director for Granite State Independent Living, as an investigator for the state’s Commission for Human Rights, as a medical social worker, and as a grade four through 12 music teacher in the public schools. In the last century, she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Plymouth State University.


Allison Nichol

Allison Nichol, Esq.

Before joining the Epilepsy Foundation as its Director of Legal Advocacy, Allison Nichol had the privilege of serving the Department of Justice for more than twenty years as both Deputy Chief and then Chief of the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division which enforces the Americans with Disabilities Act. She also served as Special Counsel on Disability Employment to the Deputy Associate Attorney General for Diversity and Inclusion, and Office of the Associate Attorney General.

Ms. Nichol served as a member of the Executive Staff of the Attorney General’s Diversity Management Advisory Council and liaison to the Attorney General’s Committee on the Employment of Persons with Disabilities. She also teaches Disability Discrimination at Georgetown Law School. She is a nationally recognized expert on the ADA and Employment Law.

Support for this Facebook Live was provided in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Note: presenters cannot address individual medical concerns and cannot provide individual advice.

Authored by: Epilepsy Foundation Advocacy on 10/2020

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