ERIC Number: ED415594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Working Effectively with Persons Who Have Cognitive Disabilities. Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Series.
Bruyere, Susanne M.; Golden, Thomas P.
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 persons who have cognitive disabilities. Questions address the following topics: (1) the meaning of "reasonable accommodation" under the law; (2) what is meant by a cognitive disability; (3) considerations during the job application and interview process (such as simplifying and minimizing wording on the job application); (4) job training and performance considerations (such as breaking job tasks down into small steps); and (5) other considerations, including use of an advocate and involving the individual in determining accommodations. A listing of five resources is provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Federal Legislation, Job Application, Job Training, Legal Responsibility, Mental Retardation
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