Rebecca Williams is the Information Specialist for the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute of Syracuse University. She provides technical assistance and resources/referrals to callers from eight southeastern states on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act, Air Carrier Access Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other disability related inquiries. She also serves as a monitor for the Southeast ADA Centerâ€™s moderated Basic ADA web course, researches and publishes the Centerâ€™s monthly online newsletter, The Headliner, and responds to email requests for assistance.
Rebecca has over 30 years of experience working with children and adults with disabilities. Previous employment includes St. Marks Center as the recreation coordinator working with adults with severe/profound intellectual disabilities; Supported Employment Training as a job coach coordinator; as an independent living counselor and vocational rehabilitation counselor for the N.C. Department of Vocational Rehabilitation; and as the ADA and Community Education Coordinator at Disability Rights & Resources. During her employment at Disability Rights & Resources, Rebecca received extensive training on the ADA and developed her passion for the independent living movement.
Rebecca has developed and presented numerous workshops and trainings on the ADA and other disability rights issues to a wide variety of audiences both locally and nationally. She continues to expand her knowledge by participating in webinars addressing disability issues. Rebecca recently completed the ADA Coordinator Certification Program.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Therapeutic Recreation from Catawba College. Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from San Diego State