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DRWV 2019 Disability Law Symposium

Symposium will be held on April 26, 2019 at the Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center, 100 Hodges Road, Charleston, WV 25314. Lunch will be served from 11:30-12:15.  Opening remarks will begin at 12:20 and the first CLE will start at 12:30 (4 CLE Credits including 1 credit of elimination of bias and 1 credit of substance abuse).

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CLE Topics for 2019 Symposium:

  • The Protection & Advocacy System.  (12:30-1:20)

 The Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System and Client Assistance Program (CAP) comprise the nationwide network of congressionally mandated, legally based disability rights agencies. P&A agencies have the authority to provide legal representation and other advocacy services, under federal laws, to all people with disabilities

  • Integrating Substance Use Disorders into Your Workforce ADA Accommodations (1:30-2:20)

 Covering the protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act that are afforded to individuals who are suffering from a substance abuse disorder. We will discuss the ADA responsibilities of employers, who are covered entities, when they have an employee with a substance abuse problem.

  • The Endrew Decision: What does it Mean for Systemic Litigation. (2:30-3:20)

 We are now 2 years removed from the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Endrew v. Douglas County School District. This case offered a chance to make sure that school personnel are collaborating with parents and that they are, indeed, creating ambitious academic standards for students with a disability. We will take a look at how this decision has changed the landscape of systemic litigation in special education law.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act Title III – Accessibility in Public Places, Commercial facilities, and Private entities administering examinations and courses. (3:30-4:20)

 Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in places of public accommodations as well as commercial facilities (privately owned, nonresidential facilities such as factories, warehouses, or office buildings) to comply with the ADA Standards. The Department of Justice (DOJ) revised its ADA Title III regulations regarding examinations and courses, effective March 15, 2011. These regulations apply to applications, licensing, certification, or credentialing for education or for professions and trades.