Americans with Disabilities Act: Protecting and Accommodating Special Populations - Part 1 (NA1716A)

Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA

Pre-Approved for: CA BRN, CCAPP, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CNLCP, CRCC, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Related, MSCC, NAADAC

Credit Hours: 6

CCM Credit Hours: 4

CDMS Credit Hours: 4

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

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.

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 Outline

  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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