Level 1: Certified ADAA (American with Disabilities Act) Advocate Program

Level 1: Certified ADAA (American with Disabilities Act) Advocate Program

Become a certified ADA advocate and learn how to advocate for litigants with invisible disabilities. This course is ideal for social workers, counselors, healthcare practitioners, attorneys, and any other profession that interacts with persons with disabilities.  Participants will become skilled at ethically advocating for persons with impairments through the use of combined medical/legal/coaching skills. Ethical obligations, psychological and physiological realities of serving persons with disabilities (PWDs) when under stress will be emphasized. Participants will learn recommendations for legal and social improvements needed in order to be in compliance with laws regarding civil rights, disability rights, and social responsibilities.

What to expect:

  • Students can expect a welcome packet at least 3 days prior to the advertised start of the class.
  • The welcome packet will contain blackboard login credentials and instructions.

If you have any questions regarding the course content, please email khuffer@jjay.cuny.edu or call 212-237-8699


Start Date: July 17, 2017
End Date: October 10, 2017

Tuition: $995*
Register here  (* non refundable credit card processing fee applies)

Please note that a separate book purchase of $60.00 is required for the class. To purchase the mandatory book "Unlocking Justice - Manual" please click here.