The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in effect for over 25 years, and many people are still confused about how the ADA defines disability and what is required of education providers under the law. To help AE programs ensure that students with disabilities can fully participate in the learning process, the Program Support PD Center hosted a series of webinars in November, 2018. Stacy Hart, Training and Information Specialist at the New England ADA Center, presented information about reasonable modifications, auxiliary aids and services, and resources available.
Part 1 addresses: overview of the Americans with Disability Act; snapshot of disability, etiquette, terminology, and effective communication; and reasonable modifications of policies, practices and procedures.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to download the slides. Listen to the recording of Part 1 here.
Part 2 addresses: identification and documentation of disability; effective communication and auxiliary aids, administrative requirements; and accessibility.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to download the slides. Listen to the recording of Part 2 here.
- The New England ADA Center offers a host of online resources, including a series of online courses, on a variety of ADA-related topics.
- You can also find more information about the ADA and resources for serving students with disabilities on the ESE and U.S. Department of Justice websites.
- Disability Sensitivity Training Video provides guidance, with a sense of humor, on how to respectfully communicate with and offer assistance to people with disabilities.