The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a landmark piece of legislation that provides protection and creates equality for citizens with special needs, including those with cerebral palsy (CP). The ADA covers a wide range of disabilities, and its provisions apply to both public and private schools. Most people with CP are covered by the ADA if even a “major life activity” is affected. In addition, employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals who have physical or mental limitations.
The ADA was a major step forward for the community with special needs. It is designed to protect employees from discrimination based on their disability. Title I of the ADA covers requirements for employers, while Title II covers requirements for state and local governments. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a separate law that covers many aspects related to schools.
However, the ADA does apply to both public and private schools. Coverage is not specific to certain medical conditions, but is evaluated on an individual basis. In the United States, the ADA can play an important role in the lives of people with CP. Under the ADA, covered employers are also required to make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals who have physical or mental limitations.
This includes providing accessible facilities, making adjustments to work schedules, and providing assistive technology or other aids. The ADA is an important tool for people with CP who are looking for employment or seeking access to public services. It provides protection from discrimination and ensures that people with disabilities have equal access to opportunities and resources.