Presentation on theme: "ADA FACULTY TRAINING. What do the following people have in common? Walt DisneyAlbert EinsteinWinston Churchill Alexander G. Bell Thomas Edison John Wesley."— Presentation transcript:
What do the following people have in common? Walt DisneyAlbert EinsteinWinston Churchill Alexander G. Bell Thomas Edison John Wesley Powell “Slow” No creativity Dyslexia Stuttered Hated School Dyslexia Poor Grades Dyslexia “Too dumb to be in school” “Too dumb to be in school” One arm It’s amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it!
1 in 11 Have you have had a person with a disability in your program? Students in your program will have a disability Studies indicate that...
Learning disability ADD/ADHD Psychological disability Chronic health problems Traumatic brain injury Visual or hearing impairment But what about the...
Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 These laws are civil rights statutes designed to prevent discrimination against students based on their disability.
Students have a right to be here and must meet the same entrance requirements as other students. Once admitted, they have a right to access ALL programs. Qualified students are eligible to receive reasonable accommodations that relate to their disability. Instructor’s cannot refuse to work with a student with a disability or because they are concerned that having a disability would keep the student from being successful in education or employment.
Accommodations must not water down the curriculum, lower standards or waive requirements of essential skills. It is important that ALL students be treated the same and are allowed to fail. Instructors may feel that students with disabilities have enough to deal with...
Reasonable Accommodations are: Adaptations aimed at lessening the impact of a disability. Individualized for each person and each course.
Prior to enrollment— Referred by parents or a high school counselor. During enrollment—New Student Orientation In class—Accommodation statement on syllabus. DON’T... Ask or discuss possible accommodations or suggest that the student see the ADA coordinator unless the student introduces the subject first!
Student provides documentation of disability. Counselor evaluates documentation to determine, if the student meets eligibility requirements.
Student and counselor look at limitations in relation to the course requirements. Counselor makes specific recommendations for each course with instructor input, if needed.
Student tells the instructor he or she will need accommodations. Instructor will receive an email with recommended accommodations. Instructor will review recommendations and discuss accommodations. Instructor will keep a copy for his/her files. Instructor will... MAINTAIN STUDENT CONFIDENTIALITY!
Necessary only when changes need to be made. If necessary, continue the original accommodations while making adjustments. Small adjustments can usually be handled between you and the student. Communicate any changes to the plan with the ADA coordinator in writing.
Thank you!! Now email Trenna and let her know that you have completed this year’s ADA training. Remember--It is important that we treat ALL of our students with respect.