This course focuses on the seven-step reasonable accommodation management process. Typically, identifying a workable solution is not as energy-consuming as negotiating the interpersonal issues behind a request. The skill of managing the occasional difficult request comes from understanding the process and applying the tools presented in this training.
Reasonable Accommodation Training for HR Professionals
Introduction to the Course
Those Covered by the Amended Americans with Disabilities Act
Reasonable Accommodation: A Seven-Step Process
Step 1: Recognize a request for reasonable accommodation
How to use the reasonable accommodation request form
Step 2: Begin and continue the Interactive Process
Step 3: Confirm the existence of a disability
Step 4: Determine the essential functions of the job
Step 5: Find a solution that accommodates the essential functions
What is an accommodation?
Understanding undue hardship – what does “reasonable” mean?
Putting accommodation costs into perspective
Purchase or modification of equipment, tools, or work aids
Trading marginal functions
Adjustments of the physical environment of the job site
Changes to the flow of work
Leave as an accommodation
Modified or part-time schedules as an accommodation
Determining when a modified work schedule is an undue hardship
Modifying workplace policies as an accommodation
Reassignment as a reasonable accommodation
Reassignment of probationary employees
Accommodations related to the benefits and privileges of work
Equal access to workplace communications
Step 6: Implement the accommodation as soon as possible
Step 7: Document the process
Glossary of Terms Not Defined Elsewhere
Reasonable Accommodation – Questions and Answers
Doing Your Research
Important Background Reading
The course materials include a recorded presentation that the student may start and stop as needed. The presentation is not based on a PowerPoint slide deck. Instead, the author shares insights from his 30+ years of rehabilitation and Americans with Disabilities Act experience. A robust 68-page manual details the concepts discussed and taught in the course.
Coaching and Support
As we all know, becoming proficient in a skill comes with applying the knowledge gained in training with daily practice. To compliment your skill develop process, coaching and problem-solving is provided during and after the course by Roy Matheson, ADAC.
Self-Paced Distance Learning With Coaching from Roy Matheson, ADAC
2 Contact Hours – $125