Wahpeton residents will have a chance to attend ADA, or Americans with Disabilities Act, training sessions Tuesday, Oct. 16.

There will be two training sessions offered at the Eagle’s Club in Wahpeton. The first session, starting at 8 a.m., will give people some basic information on the employment aspects of ADA. Executive Director at the Freedom Resource Center Nate Aalgaard said the the intention is to “increase employment for people with disabilities and help businesses with comfort levels for employees with disabilities.”

The second session will be held at 10:30 a.m. and will set out to inform people about parking, including new ADA regulations on parking lots and architectural requirements. Participants in this session will learn about requirements in parking lots, with accessibility, striping and signage.

The sessions are being put together by the Freedom Resource Center, Red River Human Services Foundation, Rocky Mountain ADA Center, Wahpeton Mayor’s Committee on Employment for people with Disabilities and the Options Interstate Resource Center for Independent Living.

Aalgaard explained that even though the primary audience is business owners and people with disabilities, anybody is welcome to attend.

“It does effect everybody eventually, whether you have a disability or know someone with a disability,” he said.

To register for the training sessions in Wahpeton, contact Joyce Wolter at 701-672-1648.

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To register for the training sessions in Wahpeton, contact Joyce Wolter at 701-672-1648.

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