Disability Law Colorado provides training to housing and service providers, schools and school districts, parents, attorneys, policy makers, advocates, employers, ombudsman, and any agency interested in educating their team about the law.
We have standard trainings that are described below, and we are also available to provide trainings on other topics related to the rights of people with disabilities and the Older Americans Program by request.
Basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
This training provides a general overview of the ADA. During this training, you will learn what is required in order to be covered as a person with a disability under the ADA. You will also learn generally about the rights of people with disabilities in employment, places of public accommodation, and state & local government.
Employment Law under the ADA
This training provides an in-depth look at the rights of people with disabilities in employment settings under both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA). Major topics generally include the definition of disability, reasonable accommodations, health and safety issues related to the direct threat analysis, and the process for filing a complaint alleging disability discrimination.
Fair Housing Law
This training provides an in-depth look at the rights of people with disabilities in housing under the Fair Housing Act and the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA). Major topics generally include reasonable accommodations and modifications, assistance animals, and the process for filing a complaint alleging disability discrimination.
The IDEA and ADA in Schools
This training provides a detailed overview of the rights of students with disabilities in kindergarten through high school under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Major topics typically include the Individualized Education Program (IEP), free appropriate public education (FAPE), least restrictive environment (LRE), §504, discipline, and the process for filing a complaint if a student’s rights have been violated. If desired, the training can also cover the rights of students in pre-school and college under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Schools
This training provides a detailed look at the laws regarding physical restraint and seclusion in Colorado schools, specifically focusing on the Colorado Department of Education (CDE’s) Rules for the Administration of the Protection of Persons from Restraint Act. Major topics generally include the types of restraint that are and are not allowed, when physical restraint or seclusion is allowed, the definition of emergency, and documentation and notification requirements.
Service & Assistance Animals
This training provides an in-depth look at the rights of people who use service and assistance animals, the latter of which includes companion and emotional support animals. Major topics include defining the types of animals, understanding which types of animals are allowed in housing versus other settings, questions that can be asked, documentation that can be required, the process for filing a complaint, and Colorado’s 2016 law that makes it a crime to misrepresent a pet as a service or assistance animal. To learn about our upcoming trainings on this topic scheduled for Fall 2016, click here.
This training provides a general overview of the rights of people with disabilities regarding voting in elections. Major topics include who is eligible to vote, identification documents that can be required, accessibility of polling stations, and the process for filing a complaint if you believe your voting rights have been infringed.
- Residents' Rights in Nursing Homes
- Ombudsman 101
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