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Americans with Disabilities Act: Protecting and Accommodating Special Populations - Part 1
Course Code: NA1716A

Author(s): Patsy Barnes RN

Pre-approved for: ABVE, ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, COHN/COHN-S, COPS-KT, CRC, CVE, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, MSCC, RNs, RRP

Hours: 6

$48.00
Americans with Disabilities Act: Protecting and Accommodating Special Populations – Part 1


This class will present an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), who is protected by the law, and the requirements for businesses, schools and other public entities. After a reintroduction of the law, special populations and the protections that the law gives for those people will be discussed. We will cover the following special populations: autism, alcoholism & drug addiction, mental illness, intellectual disability, PTSD, veterans, and service animals.
Course Objectives:
  1. Describe the protections under the law and those whom the law protects

  2. Define what constitutes a “reasonable accommodation”

  3. Explain what exceptions exist in the ADA law

  4. List those “special populations” protected under the ADA and some “reasonable accommodations” for those special disabilities

Course Overview:
  1. Overview and history of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  2. Special populations protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    a. Autism
    b. Alcoholism/ drug addiction
    c. Mental illness
    d. Intellectual disability
    e. PTSD
    f. Veterans
    g. Service animals


 


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