ADA & Mental Health Exceptions in a Pandemic & Post-Pandemic World
There is an evolving and critical intersection between the Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”) and mental health. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its effects on your students, professors and institution, you must be even more prepared to address the short and long-term impacts on mental health.
The struggle to balance the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), behavior threats and campus policy makes decisions regarding the management of these students incredibly challenging.
Our expert presenters — Marisa De Feo and Jessica Jones, Attorneys at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP — focus on dismissal policies and the ADA exceptions that may need to be further refined.
You’ll explore trends in mental health that have developed during the pandemic, as well as those that are expected post-pandemic, so that your institution will be prepared to handle the intersection of ADA and mental health with an influx of “in-person” students.
As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Consider revisions and thoughts/considerations that may be necessary for your institution’s dismissal policy in light of the pandemic and post-pandemic world – utilize this legal direction to help ensure you are you can correctly interpret guidance in the face of difficult decisions regarding your students’ safety and well-being.
- Identify long-term and short-term effects of the pandemic relating to the mental health of your students and your institution – conduct an audit of your current policies to ensure you are prepared to meet these needs and remain in compliance with the law.
- Draw from best practices in addressing ADA requests that may relate to mental health concerns and crises during the pandemic and as students return to “in person” learning – adapt best practices to your campus in the short-term and the long-term.
Marisa De Feo is an Associate with Saul Ewing Arnstein and Lehr.
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Jessica Jones, an Associate Attorney in the Wilmington, Delaware office of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, is a litigator who assists a wide range of businesses, primary and post-secondary schools, and other entities with compliance related issues (including compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA), employment and labor matters likely to impact operations or lead to negative media attention, and a wide-range of other legal issues affecting colleges, universities, and K-12 schools.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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