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Are Private Schools Subject to the ADA?

Are private schools subject to the ADA?by Bronwynne EvansYes, Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination in public accommodations. Private schools must eliminate unnecessary eligibility standards that deny access to individuals with disabilities, and make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, and procedures that deny access unless a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program …

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Common Challenges for Nursing Students with Disabilities: Where to Start?Common Challenges for Nursing Students with Disabilities: Where to Start?

Common Challenges for Nursing Students with Disabilities: Where to Start? by Beth Marks Some common challenges for student nurses that we have seen relate to the following: limited information about accommodations; uncomfortable asking for accommodations; not aware of disability student (DS) services or the school has no DS Office; lack of role models; no mentors …

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Can I Use a Calculator in Clinical Practice

I Have Dyscalculia: Can I Use a Calculator in School and in Clinical Practice?by Robin Jones, Director, Great Lakes ADA Centerwww.adagreatlakes.org I think that you have to go back to the analysis of what is being asked: Use of a calculator What is the question:  Does the use of a calculator create a fundamental alteration …

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JAN Accommodation and Compliance Series: Nurses with Disabilities

Occupation and Industry Series: Accommodating Nurses with Disabilities JAN’s Occupation and Industry Series is designed to help employers determine effective accommodations for their employees with disabilities and comply with title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Each publication in the series addresses a specific occupation or industry and provides information about that occupation …

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To Disclose or Not to Disclose?

To Disclose or Not to Disclose?by Karen McCulloh and Beth Marks Do you homework before deciding to disclose. The decision of whether to disclose is entirely up to you. If you need an accommodation you must disclose. This is true for both higher education and employment. So the choice to disclose or not is contingent upon …

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Nurses With Disabilities: Another Minority Group

by Ruth CarolMinorityNursePeople with disabilities are one of the most underrepresented voices in nursing. But like nurses of color, they have a lot to say about overcoming discrimination and barriers to take their rightful place in the profession.Some people who dream of nursing careers are told they will never make it through nursing school. Some …

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Like Missing an Arm Should Stop Me Being a Nurse!

Like Missing an Arm Should Stop Me Being a Nurse!by Liz Perkins ABD, RNMHWhen I left high school I was like so many others – unsure of what I really wanted to be when I grew up. All through my school years I had never felt any different from my peers. But I was different …

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The Changes Life Brings

The Changes Life Brings!by Tewanna R. Cleveland Johnson, R.N.Growing up in a small country town, as a military dependent, I loved children.  I did not have to hold down a job because I babysat a lot.  By my sophomore year in high school, I decided to become a nurse. I loved learning about the body …

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Nurses with Disabilities Find On-the-Job Support

by Linda ChildersMonster.comWhile working as a nurse in today’s healthcare world can be stressful enough, nurses with disabilities can face additional on-the-job challenges, including colleagues who may not feel they are capable of doing the work and needing assistance in a job that often requires strength and stamina. However, by making some adjustments, nurses with …

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