Disability Advocacy and the Law: Theory, Practice and Real World Challenges and Actions-SAR HS 475

Disability Advocacy and the Law: Theory, Practice and Real World Challenges and Actions


Dates: All year


By: Boston University

Location: Boston

Credits: 4

This interdisciplinary course provides the student an exciting understanding of disability advocacy, integrating theory and practical coursework. It emphasizes the role of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its supporting Amendment Act (ADAAA) as the basis for disability advocacy through theory and direct experience; how advocacy occurs among disability stakeholders (the nation's public health leadership, elected officials, lawyers, judicial, health care, education and social service systems, and providers, family members, persons with disabilities, media, and the public). The class provides hands-on learning on the challenges of non-available disability-based accommodations along with the development of and opportunity to implement a corrective action plan. 4 credits, 2nd semester www.bu.edu

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