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Administrators - People with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

An Overview of the American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA)

1. The American’s With Disabilities Act, a Federal law initiated and championed by persons with disabilities, requires each of the following EXCEPT:

A. Public programs and services must be made accessible to persons with disabilities, and there shall be no discrimination on the basis of disability in policy, practice, and procedures

B. Employers with 25 or more employees must ensure that their employment practices do not discriminate against qualified people with disabilities

C. Places of public accommodation must be accessible to, and usable by, people with disabilities, including substance abuse treatment programs operated by private agencies

D. Retaliation against people exercising their rights under the ADA is explicitly prohibited


Attitudinal Barriers

2. An attitudinal barrier can be defined as a way of thinking or feeling that results in limiting the potential of people with disabilities to function independently within society and to be “treatable” and recognized as wanting help with their substance abuse problems.

A. True

B. False


Discriminatory Policies, Practices, and Procedures

3. An important step in ensuring nondiscrimination is to establish procedures by which each individual is evaluated based upon his or her unique:

A. Strengths and limitations

B. Restrictions and aptitudes

C. Qualifications and constraints

D. Needs and abilities


4. A program may deny participation in activities to a person based upon disability when the individual’s disability legitimately presents a direct threat to the health or safety of others, and cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable changes.

A. True

B. False


Inquiries Regarding Disability

5. In general, inquiries regarding disability should be made prior to acceptance into a program in order to determine if any special needs can be accommodated.

A. True

B. False


Communication Barriers

6. The ADA requires programs to ensure that communication with people with disabilities is as effective as communications with others, which is particularly important for people with sensory issues and/or:  

A. Learning disabilities

B. Auditory processing disorder

C. Dysphasia or aphasia

D. Language processing disorder


Architectual Barriers-Priorities for Barrier Removal

7. The first priority to remove barriers for individuals with disabilities is to ensure access to those areas of the facility where clients will be receiving services.

A. True

B. False


Funding Considerations

8. When several agencies have a mandate to provide care, as is the case for many people with coexisting disabilities, each may have access to funds for case management, which falls under the category of:

A. Shared costs

B. Managed care

C. Blended funding

D. Integrated financing


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