Speaker Request

09 Jan, 2024 - 16 Dec, 2024

ABLE2 has a knowledgeable team of experts on disabilities, their challenges and the impacts on individuals and their families. External organizations requesting presentations on disability-related topics, including legal issues surrounding disability in the workplace must complete our booking form. Once the form is received, we commit to getting back to you within five business days to discuss your request. Topics can be delivered in English or in French and include, but are not limited to:

An Overview of ABLE2 Programs

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) 101
  • FASD as it is related to any sector eg. education community-based programs, justice, mental health, post-secondary students, employment, transition to adulthood and many more
  • Mental Health Challenges for People with Disabilities
  • Family Violence
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviours
  • Harassment in the Workplace
  • Promoting Mental and Physical Wellness in the Workplace
  • Understanding & Accommodating Environmental Sensitivities
  • When Accommodation Fails; Terminating an Employee with a Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Invisible Disabilities (e.g. chronic pain, anxiety, depression and mood disorders)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Stigma Surrounding Disability in the Workplace by Management and Colleagues
  • Job Performance vs. Duty to Accommodate Disability Management, including Return to Work
  • Duty to Accommodate – General and Specific
  • Working with Insurance Companies, as Managers and Employees
  • Economic and Social Impacts of Acquired Illness and Disability
  • Accommodating Religious Diversity in the Workplace
  • Parenting Children with Disabilities
  • Family Status (LGBTQ, family leave, caring for children and/or elderly parents)
  • Privacy Legislation and its Application to Private / Public Sector Employees
  • Technological Advancement in Assistive Devices for Persons with Disabilities
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

You can also request topics not listed here.

For a limited time, the Fetal Alcohol Resource Program will be restricting the number of presentations in the community. If you would like to have a presentation about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, please complete the form and we will contact you to discuss details and schedules. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Our Most Popular Events

Evening in the Maritimes

Evening in the Maritimes

Immerse yourself in the Maritimes at ABLE2's authentic east coast kitchen party. Evening in the Maritimes brings the Maritimes to Ottawa for a fun night filled with fresh lobster, lively east coast music, a chance to take home amazing gifts and prizes from our sponsors, while raising money to help enhance the quality of life of people living with disabilities in the National Capital Region. This unique event is sold out every year, bringing together hundreds of high-profile guests from all over Ottawa!

FASD Symposium

FASD Symposium

The FASD Symposium is Eastern Canada’s largest annual gathering of everyone connected to the FASD community. This one-day interactive, educational event, with content available in English and French, attracts 400+ people each year. Our theme for 2023 was ‘It is Time to Change". A day that will bring together advocates and researchers and creative ideas about effecting change in systems, identifying existing gaps and suggesting actions we need to take to support people (and their caregivers) in the FASD community.