"Americans with Disabilities Act" Knowledge Base





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  1. Supporting Youth with Special Needs in Out-of-School Time: A Study of OST Providers in New Jersey
    Sharp, Jane; Rodas, Elizabeth Rivera; Sadovnik, Alan R. – Afterschool Matters, 2012
    Although the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 requires accommodations for individuals with disabilities in community settings, many out-of-school time (OST) programs struggle to successfully support youth with special needs. Programs that fully include children with special needs are less available for school-age children and…
    Descriptors: Disabilities, After School Programs, Special Needs Students, Accessibility (for Disabled)

  2. Higher Education and Disability: Improved Federal Enforcement Needed to Better Protect Students' Rights to Testing Accommodations. Report to Congressional Requesters. GAO-12-40
    Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
    Standardized tests are often required to gain admission into postsecondary schools or to obtain professional certifications. Federal disability laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require entities that administer these tests to provide accommodations, such as extended time or changes in test format, to students with…
    Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Student Rights, Law
    Enforcement, Compliance (Legal)

  3. Interscholastic Sports, Extracurricular Activities, and the Law: Accommodating Students with Disabilities
    Osborne, Allan G., Jr.; Russo, Charles J. – School Business Affairs, 2011
    In most school systems in the United States, interscholastic sporting events and other extracurricular activities help bring people together while enhancing opportunities for students to become integral parts of their communities. Because of the important role that extracurricular activities, especially sports, play in the lives of students,…
    Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Extramural Athletics, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Programs

  4. Students with Disabilities at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions. First Look. NCES 2011-018
    Raue, Kimberley; Lewis, Laurie – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
    Growing enrollments of students with disabilities in postsecondary education along with recent key legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 and the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act, have generated considerable interest in research on accessibility of higher education for students with disabilities. This…
    Descriptors: Higher Education, National Surveys, Institutional Characteristics, College Students


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