In-Person ADA Training

The Center provides workshops on all aspects of the ADA. The workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of the audience and can be basic or more advanced. All workshops include real life scenarios, updates on the law and a concentration of confusing issues. To arrange a workshop for your organization, business or agency please contact us at 800-949-4232 voice/tty or adainfo@NewEnglandADA.org.

Addiction, Recovery and the ADA

  • ADA Overview
  • Definition of Disability – Who’s in and who’s out?
  • How the ADA applies to alcohol addiction 
  • How the ADA addresses the illegal use of drugs
  • How the ADA applies to opioid use disorder and medical assisted treatment
  • Clarification of rights and responsibilities under the ADA in employment; state and local governments; and public accommodations

Employment - Title I

  • ADA Overview
  • Definition of Disability – Who’s in and who’s out?
  • Pre-employment Inquiries and Medical Exams
  • Post-offer/Pre-employment Do’s and Don’ts
  • Essential versus Marginal Job Functions
  • Reasonable Accommodation: the process, examples, undue hardship
  • Employee Medical Exams – when permitted
  • Confidentiality
  • Performance Issues

State and Local Governments - Title II

  • Administrative requirements for an ADA coordinator, notice to the public, complaint process
  • General non-discrimination – eligibility criteria, safety issues, integrated versus segregated programs
  • Ensuring “program accessibility”
  • Architectural accessibility – how much is required
  • New construction and alterations
  • Reasonable modifications of policies, programs and procedures – What does it mean? How far does an agency need to go? When may documentation of disability be requested?
  • Service animals and miniature horses
  • Ensuring that communication is “equally effective” – When are sign language interpreters required?
  • Recent settlement agreements and court cases

Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations – Title III

  • Reasonable modifications of policies
  • Service animals and miniature horses
  • Ensuring that communication is “equally effective” – When are sign language interpreters required?
  • Architectural accessibility – how much is required
  • Understanding “readily achievable barrier removal”
  • New construction and alterations
  • General non-discrimination – eligibility criteria, safety issues, integrated versus segregated programs
  • Reasonable modifications of policies, programs and procedures – What does it mean? How far does an agency need to go? When may documentation of disability be requested?
  • Service animals and miniature horses
  • Ensuring that communication is “equally effective” – When are sign language interpreters required?
  • Recent settlement agreements and court cases

Facility Accessibility – The ADA Standards for Accessible Design

  • When the ADA Standards are applicable
  • Exemptions - what facilities do not need to comply
  • Requirements for alterations – how much accessibility is required.
  • Path of travel formula – 20%
  • Additions
  • Toilet room design requirements changes from the original ADA Standards
  • Elevator exemption
  • Balancing historic preservation and accessibility requirements
  • When lifts and limited-use-limited application (LULA) elevators may be used
  • Sports facilities and other recreation areas

Businesses, non-profit organizations and agencies we have provided workshops to (partial list).

  • Connecticut Judicial Branch
  • Somerville, Massachusetts
  • Vermont Building Code Officials
  • Maine AIA architects and code officials
  • New Hampshire Department of Transportation
  • Massachusetts Career Centers
  • Rhode Island AIA
  • Raytheon Corporation
  • Westport, Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire Association of Campgrounds
  • Massachusetts Association of Recreation Providers
  • ADA Coalition of Connecticut
  • Massachusetts Independent Living Centers