Title

Rights Resurgence: The Impact of the ADA Amendments Act on Schools and Universities

Publication Title

Georgia State University Law Review

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Abstract

On September 25, 2008, President George W. Bush signed the unanimously enacted Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) into law, “reinstating a broad scope of protection” to people with disabilities. The Amendments, which became effective on January 1, 2009, unquestionably will impact schools and universities with respect to both employment and the eligibility and accommodation of K-12 and university students with disabilities. This Article provides an early look at the emerging legal issues occasioned by the revised law. Part I provides a brief general overview of administrative and judicial interpretations of the disability definition prior to the enactment of the Amendments. Part II evaluates the revised law, exploring the specific provisions of the statute that have changed and the public impetus behind these changes. Finally, Part III explores the Amendments’ likely impact on schools and universities, highlighting issues that will require further discussion in the future.

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Recommended Citation

Wendy F. Hensel, Rights Resurgence: The Impact of the ADA Amendments Act on Schools and Universities, 25 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 983 (2009).

Volume

25

Issue

3

First Page

641

Last Page

698

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