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Americans with Disabilities Act: Protecting and Accommodating Special Populations - Part 2
Course Code: NA1716B

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: 8


This class will present an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 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: deafness, pregnancy, blindness & visual impairment, epilepsy, diabetes, cancer, HIV, and other considerations/dress code.

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
    a. Deafness
    b. Pregnancy
    c. Blindness & Visual Impairment
    d. Epilepsy
    e. Diabetes
    f. Cancer
    g. HIV
    h. Other considerations/dress code


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