Disability Awareness and the Law Overview

Purpose The following information has been prepared in accordance with federal and state disability laws. While information and disability laws can differ from state to state, in most cases the…

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Disability Laws

Federal and State Laws and Statutes The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Section 12102 defines the term "disability", with respect to an individual as (A) a physical or mental impairment…

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Identification and Documentation

Instructor-Supported Approaches As individuals with disabilities pursue training and work opportunities, they frequently access adult basic education and literacy services as a first step toward independence. History suggests that students…

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Classroom Accommodations

Accommodating Students Programs have a responsibility to meet the reasonable needs of students with disabilities through accommodations and modifications in recruitment, orientations, pre-enrollment inquiry, enrollment, placement, and instruction. Through the…

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Other Elements of Service Delivery

Orientation Programs providing group orientations about program activities and services should ensure that all information and materials presented are in accessible formats as needed or requested. Programs should take steps…

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ELL Applications

English Language Learners (ELL) and Disabilities While apparent disabilities are usually easily recognized and accommodated among students whose first language is not English, adult basic education programs, contractors and partnering…

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Program Checklist

Principle Assumptions Many prospective students requesting information or enrollment in ABE may not know or recognize that they have a disability or special learning need and thus may not know…

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Resources

ADA Minnesota Resource that provides individuals with disabilities, family members, businesses, communities, governments, universities and colleges, service providers and others support in understanding and implementing all Titles of the Americans…

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