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Senate Bill 926 - Postsecondary Education Memorandum 

On July 22, 2011, the Florida Department of Education issued a Memorandum that addresses Senate Bill 926. Effective July 1, 2011, Senate Bill 926 provides employers immunity for negligent or intentional acts or omission by an employee that is an individual with a developmental disability. This bill also allows supported employment providers immunity from liability for the actions or conduct of a person with a developmental disability served that occur within the scope of the person’s employment.

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Questions & Answers about Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Questions & Answers about Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)” addresses how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to applicants and employees.  In plain, easy-to-understand language, this revised document reflects the changes to the definition of disability made by the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) that make it easier to conclude that individuals with intellectual disabilities are protected by the ADA.

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Building inclusive Campus Communities

Provides a framework for inclusion of students with intellectual disabilties in higher education.

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A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities

Published by the office of Special Education and Rehabilitive Services (OSERS), of the U.S. Department of Education, this guide addresses transition planning, services and requirements, as authorized by IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act.

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House Bill 7151 - Postsecondary Education, Students with Disabilities

On July 22, 2011, the Florida Department of Education issued a Memorandum that addresses House Bill 7151. Effective July 1, 2011, House Bill 7151 expands access to postsecondary education for individuals with intellectual disabilities by allowing reasonable substitutions for entry, admission to a program of study, and graduation requirements.

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