Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Service Animal Request Form     
       If you are in need of an accommodation please contact:
  Cathy Franklin

720-433-1285
cfranklin@dcsdk12.org

The Douglas County School District is committed to the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you are in need of an accommodation to assist you in performing the essential functions of your position, or if you need assistance in accessing or attending school events you can find all resources on this page.

ABOUT ADA

The ADA bans discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all places that are open to the public. The object of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA is divided into five titles (or sections) that relate to different areas of public life.

To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability, which is defined by the ADA as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.

An individual with a disability is a person who:

·   Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;

·   Has a record of such an impairment; or

·   Is regarded as having such an impairment.

  • A qualified employee or applicant with a disability is an individual who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job in question.

SERVICES

  • Sign Language Interpreters for adults
  • Accommodation Request Evaluation and Implementation for adults
  • Accommodation Request Evaluation and Implementation for adults related to Covid-19
  • Accessibility Request Evaluation
  • Service Dog Request Evaluation and Implementation 
  • Therapy Animal Request Evaluation 

GUIDELINES

FORMS

THERAPY ANIMALS (NOT COVERED UNDER ADA)

 

 

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.