December 31st, 2010 – www.ncld.org – The updated regulations that govern the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act will become effective in March 2011. Significant changes are included in these regulations and they are likely to have a significant (and positive) impact on those with learning disabilities (LD).
This podcast features a conversation with attorney Jo Anne Simon on how, specifically, these new rules will impact students with LD. Ms. Simon has over 30 years of experience working with the disability community and has helped create the field of post-secondary disability services by working at the grassroots and organizational level. Ms. Simon has worked for effective implementation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act since its enactment in 1990, and before that with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Listen and learn:
• How and why changes were made to the fundamental definition of disability included in the ADA
• How Section 309 of Title 3 of the ADA covers courses and testing, like the SAT and the ACT
• How the overlap between IDEA and ADA Section 504 protects students in similar ways but for different reasons
• How the new regulations may impact the amount of documentation that testing entities ask for when students request an accommodation on tests such as the SAT or the ACT