ERIC Number: ED415593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Working Effectively with People Who Have Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Series.
Brown, Dale S.
This brief paper uses a question-and-answer format to summarize requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 related to employment of people with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Questions address the following topics: (1) what is meant by LD and ADHD; (2) eligibility requirements of these conditions under the ADA; (3) the need to provide job accommodations for people with LD and ADHD; (4) examples of appropriate accommodations, such as providing a visually organized environment for the individual with visual perceptual problems, encouraging use of tape recordings or "talking" computers for the individual with reading problems, and providing a private space for employees who are easily distracted; and (5) the role of employers in advancing the employee with LD or ADHD. A listing of six resources is provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Civil Rights Legislation, Disability Discrimination, Eligibility, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Federal Legislation, Hyperactivity, Learning Disabilities
ILR Program on Employment and Disability, ILR Extension Building, Room 102, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901; telephone: 607-255-7727; TTY: 607-255-2891; fax: 607-255-2763.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990