Children With Disabilities Act Of 1990 Effect On Public Education

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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Effect on Public Education
Diane Stone
Austin Peay State University

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Effect on Public Education
The ADA is civil rights legislation for people with disabilities and applies to almost every entity in the United States, regardless of whether it receives federal funds; churches and private clubs are the only two entities that are exempt from the ADA. (Smith, 2001, p. 336) Only a religious organization may be exempt because they do not receive federal funds.
When the ADA was passed, it was proclaimed in the Chicago Tribune as the Emancipation Proclamation for people with disabilities in America. (Elsasser, 1989) The ADA contains several titles that focus on various aspects of disability discrimination. Title I prohibits discrimination in employment areas. Title II deals with state and local governmental entities, including schools. Title III targets public accommodations, including hotels, restaurants, department stores, grocery stores, and banks. In all cases, entities covered are required to make the reasonable accommodations or modifications necessary to ensure persons with disabilities access to goods and services. Title IV requires Federal Communications Commission, telephone and internet companies to provide inter and intrastate communications for those people with speech and hearing disabilities. Title V…

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