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ADA Coordinator Orientation (Statewide)

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This session will highlight the major tenets of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and clarify the rights and responsibilities of adult education programs as well as individuals with disabilities. Participants will identify policies and procedures that can be used to provide equal access, program modifications, and reasonable accommodations in all aspects of their programs and services. Actual case studies will be provided to assist participants in applying ADA concepts. The application of Universal Design as an additional method of improving access to adult education programs will also be discussed.

An ADA Coordinator must attend at least one workshop on any disability topic each year and share the information learned with colleagues. This orientation is strongly recommended as the starting point for professional development for new ADA Coordinators.

Oct 14, 2011 from 09:30 am to 03:30 pm
  • On campus (see below)
  • Quinsigamond Community College
  • 670 West Boylston St.
  • Worcester, MA 01606
  • The Harrington Learning Center, Room 109B
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ABE, ESOL, GED, Community Planning
Multi-session attendance required
Contact info
Sue Miller
Learning objectives
  • Identify the general requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and processes to provide accommodations and program modifications for adults with disabilities.
  • Articulate the rights and responsibilities of adult education programs and adult students under the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and IDEA.
  • Identify aspects of Universal Design that can be incorporated in adult education to increase access to programs and services for persons with and without disabilities.
  • Complete the ADA checklist for ABE programs in accordance with the Massachusetts ADA standards.

Patricia Anderson, Ph.D.
Presenters Bio
Educational Consultant to the Connecticut Bureau of Special Education and State Transition Center
Host RSC
Central Massachusetts Region
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