ADA Accommodations

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (42 U.S.C. 12101, et seq.), programs must provide reasonable accommodations to the known mental or physical disabilities of members, and all selections and project assignments must be made without regard to the need to provide reasonable accommodations. As a Program Director, you may be called upon to make decisions regarding reasonable accommodation. However, the law does not require that you provide reasonable accommodations for any participant who would pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others even if accommodated. For more information, please contact your Program Officer with the Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service.

The Serve Illinois Commission shall inform programs and prospective programs about Commission policies and rights to reasonable accommodations for qualified AmeriCorps members. The Commission has established a system to apply for, respond to, and track reasonable accommodation requests for the Commission. The established reasonable accommodation process is for qualified members with disabilities who are enrolled in an AmeriCorps*State program, unless provision of such accommodation would create an undue hardship on SIC or the AmeriCorps*State Program. If an AmeriCorps*State member or applicant needs a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Commission at (800) 592-9896.

* See attached ADA files: