Courses

Americans with Disabilities Act: Protecting and Accommodating Special Populations - Part 1 (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


Credit Hours: 6


Course Description

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.


Course Format

Online

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

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.
  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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