Americans with Disabilities Act: Protecting and Accommodating Special Populations - Part 1 (NA1716A)
Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA
Pre-Approved for: ABVE, ACM, CA BRN, CCAPP, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, COHN/COHN-S, COPS-KT, CRC, CRRN, Delaware BON, Florida BON, MCBAP-R, MSCC, NAADAC, RNs
Credit Hours: 6
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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.
- Describe the protections under the law and those whom the law protects
- Define what constitutes a "reasonable accommodation"
- Explain what exceptions exist in the ADA law
- List those "special populations" protected under the ADA and some "reasonable accommodations" for those special disabilities
- Overview and history of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Special populations protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
b. Alcoholism/ drug addiction
c. Mental illness
d. Intellectual disability
g. Service animals