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Students with Disabilities: ADA Compliance in the College Classroom


Live Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Your legal responsibilities for disabled students have increased since the government expanded the legal definition of a "disability" as recognized by law. Now more students are labeled as "disabled."

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, these students are offered specific protections and accommodations you must observe.

What is your obligation to accommodate students and ensure compliance with ADA, and ultimately foster academic success for disabled students?

Join us for this highly-informative, 75-minute webinar, during which you will discover:

  • What is considered a disability as recognized by the law
  • Legal considerations to remain compliant with ADA
  • How to ensure the success of students with disabilities in the classroom
  • Privacy issues, compliance and institutional policies
  • Real-life ADA scenarios - what educators should and shouldn't do

Program Highlights

  • ADA Essentials: What Educators Need to Know

    • What constitutes a "disability" under its expanded legal definition
    • Physical vs. cognitive disabilities: What this means for you
    • What is considered a "reasonable" accommodation
    • How the Americans with Disabilities Act affects college educators
  • Students with Disabilities: Guidelines for Success in the College Classroom

    • What you need to consider with a disabled student in class
    • Key accommodation requirements for impaired individuals
    • Academic adjustments, testing and assessment considerations
    • How to determine if an accommodation is required
  • Legal & Liability Issues for Educators: Tips to Avoid Costly Pitfalls

    • Federal law compliance: The Americans with Disabilities Act & more
    • Tips to balance communication & confidentiality with admins
    • How to ensure equality in the classroom & respond to complaints
    • Keys to avoid costly mistakes that plague college educators
  • Live Q&A Session - Have your ADA questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Dr. James Castagnera holds a law degree and a Ph.D. in American studies from Case Western Reserve University. Jim brings three decades of experience in higher education to this webinar. Prior to law school he served Case Western Reserve as director of university communication.

  • Dr. Castagnera went on to teach at the University of Texas-Austin, the Widener University Law School, and at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School. Currently, and for the past 21 years, he has been Rider University's associate provost and legal counsel for academic affairs. His diverse duties include risk management, regulatory matters, faculty and student disciplinary cases, litigation management, governance, new academic programs, and institutional policies.
  • Dr. Castagnera's teaching experience includes continuing legal education courses, webinars and presentations at numerous national forums, including the Annual Conference of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education at CUNY, where he also serves on the advisory board and journal. He is an adjunct law professor at Drexel University.

Program Benefits

Join us for this 75-minute webinar to learn what accommodations educators must provide students with disabilities under the law to ensure compliance with ADA.