Invisible Disabilities at the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

June marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the law prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities at public and private educational institutions. The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that more than 90 percent of disabilities are invisible—in other words, not observable or apparent. Examples include learning disabilities and attention deficits, autism spectrum disorders, mental or psychiatric impairments, and chronic diseases.
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Checklist for Safety at Commencement and Other Special Events

Does your institution do all it can to ensure safety at events held on and off campus? This checklist from United Educators (UE) provides guidelines to help higher education and K-12 institutions improve safety at events such as commencement exercises, reunions, sports competitions, and cultural events.
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Swimming Pool Safety

A review of recent UE claims shows that swimming pools are an area of heightened risk for educational institutions. Since 2010, accidents in and around swimming pools have cost UE and its members more than $8 million to defend.
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Student and Visitor Use of Service and Assistance Animals

How should a school or college respond to a student or visitor who wants to bring a service or assistance animal to campus? The U.S. Department of Justice and The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development both offer rules for deciding whether to allow animals on campus.
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