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Americans with Disabilities Act

Welcome to the Office of Americans with Disabilities Act

1450 NE 2nd Ave

Miami, FL 33132

 

Carmen Molina

District Director

carmengmolina@dadeschools.net

Phone: 305 995-7104




Scope of Program
  • What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law protecting qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination and giving them access to public services, public accommodations, public transportation, commercial facilities, and telecommunications. In general, it covers all employers who have 15 or more employees (including certain part-time employees) working for them for 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.
  • Who is a Disabled Individual Under the ADA?
A disabled individual, under the ADA, 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. “Major life activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working. A major life activity also includes the operation of a major bodily function, including but not limited to, functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.”

Employees
  • Confidentiality of the Program
In order to have an effective ADA Program, it is critical that confidentiality be maintained.  Therefore, participants in the program should be confident that the ADA Program information will be maintained in strict accordance with statutory and contractual protection against unauthorized access.
  1. All records of employee involvement in the ADA Program will be guarded in the strictest confidential manner permitted by law.
  2. ADA Office shall not release records without written authorization of the employee concerned.  Such records will be handled in the same confidential manner as other medical and hospital records are handled. 
  3. The ADA Office will be operated in a manner to insure the appropriate confidentiality of persons who refer themselves to the program.
  4. Confidentiality is maintained unless prohibited by law,  e.g.,  a person is a danger to self or others, or involved with child abuse.

  • How to Apply for ADA Accommodations
Please contact the ADA office directly at (305) 995-7116 for an "Employee Self-Referral Form" Application for Reasonable Accommodations under the Appendix D

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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)