The Americans with Disabilities Act

The American's with Disabilities Act was signed into law in August 1990. Although 20 years have passed it is still difficult Deaf /Hard of Hearing individuals to consistently access various services in the community. This presentation will discuss the ADA as it pertains to AOD treatment programs and areas were communication barriers might be experienced.

About the Presenter

Susan Fraker, AAS, BA, NAD IV, CI & CT has 20 years experience interprtering for deaf people in community settings inclduing mental health, treatment and video relay services . She is certfied by the National Association of the Deaf and Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. She has 7 years experience as a prevention educator for deaf children. She is an adjucnt faculty member of the the Human Services program and teaches American Sign Language. Developed first Deaf focused tobacco cessation program in Ohio. "Quit You Can! , a Deaf centered adult tobacco cessation curriculmn funded by a grant from the Ohio Tobacco Prevention Foundation. She is currently the program coordinator for the Deaf Off Drugs and Alchol Program. The first E-Therapy program for people who are deaf or hard of hearing in Ohio.



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