Policy & Legislation
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.
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.
Building inclusive Campus Communities
Provides a framework for inclusion of students with intellectual disabilties in higher education.
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.
Newly Released US ED IPSE Guidance
The 16 page document, Increasing Postsecondary Opportunities and Success for Students and Youth with Disabilities was released September 17, 2019 by the US Education Department, as a question/answer format, to clarify 4 target areas of postsecondary education for this population:
- Enrollment opportunities in postsecondary education programs for high school students with disabilities;
- Enrollment opportunities in postsecondary education programs for young adults with disabilities, who have exited the high school;
- Coordination of services, funded by IDEA and VR, students with disabilities may receive when attending a postsecondary education program;
- Access to financial aid for students with intellectual disabilities enrolled in comprehensive transition and postsecondary education programs.