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WEBINAR: Recent Developments in Student Disability Accommodations

November 06, 2013

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​The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), in cooperation with ACE, will hold a webinar on Nov. 21 on “Animals, Allergies, Autism, and Accessibility: Recent Developments in Student Disability Accommodations.”

As campus counsel and administrators know, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act require higher education institutions to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities so that they may participate fully in the educational process and experience.

In practice, however, determining whether a specific student has a disability, as well as which accommodations are "reasonable" in a particular case, can be challenging.

This webinar brings together four legal experts to discuss issues that campuses are facing with increasing frequency. They will specifically address reasonable accommodations for students with allergies, discussing the lessons to be learned from the recent settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Lesley University (MA).

Also on the agenda:

  • Accommodations for students with autism, autism spectrum disorders, or other cognitive disabilities, including academic and conduct-related issues.
  •  Requests for service animals or comfort animals and the specific challenges those requests pose to colleges and universities.
  • Campus obligations to make online resources accessible to students with hearing and vision impairments.

For more information and to register, see the NACUA website

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