ERIC Number: ED349783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Americans with Disabilities Act: New Challenges and Opportunities for School Administrators.
Liaison Bulletin, v18 n4 Jun 1992
This bulletin addresses challenges facing school administrators and local and state officials in implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The purpose of the ADA is stated, and dates that various provisions become effective are noted. The relationship of the ADA to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is explored. Categories of individuals protected under the ADA are described. The ADA is then examined by title. Title I on employment focuses on determination of essential job functions in the education field, provision of reasonable accommodations, and use of medical examinations and drug testing. Title II on public services discusses prohibition of discrimination by state and local governments in provision of special education services, and enforcement by the Office for Civil Rights. Title III on public accommodations and services operated by private entities explores such discrimination as denial of participation or participation in unequal benefit, and the implications of these provisions for both public and private schools. Subsequent sections note the implications of Title IV on telecommunications and Title V which excludes from ADA persons engaged in illegal drug use. A section of general implications and recommendations concludes the bulletin. (JDD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Drug Use, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Responsibility, Special Education, Teacher Rights, Telecommunications
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Inc. (NASDSE), 1800 Diagonal Rd., Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($50/year subscription).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990