Students with Disabilities

You have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation in order to receive all of the Training Partnership’s programs and activities.

Reasonable accommodation* means modifying or adjusting practices, procedures, policies, educational services and delivery, or the training environment so that a student with a disability can enjoy equal educational opportunity, so long as: (1) there is sufficient medical evidence establishing a relationship between the disability and the need addressed by the specific accommodation; and (2) it does not impose an undue hardship on the Training Partnership.

*Specific accommodations requested by a student and recommended by a medical provider may not be “reasonable” given the Training Partnership’s policies, procedures, and requirements. The ADA Coordinator may propose other accommodations that neither the student nor the medical provider recommended. In general, an accommodation is “reasonable” if it enables the student to have an equal opportunity to participate in the Training Partnership’s programs without placing an undue hardship on the Training Partnership.

 

When is a person regarded as having a disability?

For purposes of accommodation, a person is regarded as having a disability if he or she has a sensory, mental or physical impairment that is medically recognizable or diagnosable and that either exists on record or is perceived to exist.

 

Undue Hardship

Undue hardship means, among other things, an excessively costly, extensive or disruptive modification, or one that would fundamentally alter the nature or operations of the Training Partnership or its programs.

 

Timeline

The amount of time required to fully conduct the Accommodation Process is highly variable. The Training Partnership recognizes, however, the importance of completing the process in a timely manner.

Accommodation Process Overview

To request reasonable accommodation from the Training Partnership, a student with a disability should complete the “ADA Request Form” (See Appendix A of the ADA Policy Document and Forms) or call the Member Resource Center. Once the request is received by the Training Partnership, the Accommodation Process begins, during which the student is asked to provide current documentation of his or her disability, the functional limitations resulting from the disability, and recommendations for specific accommodations. As part of the Accommodation Process, the ADA Coordinator will confer with the student to identify appropriate and reasonable accommodations warranted under their particular circumstances. The Training Partnership has the right to establish qualifications and other essential standards and requirements for its courses, programs, activities, and services. All students are expected to meet these essential qualifications, standards and requirements, with or without reasonable accommodations.

The student with a disability must start the process by requesting accommodation from the Training Partnership. The first request does not need to be in writing. Once the request is received and documented on the ADA Request Form (see Appendix A), the ADA Coordinator will mail or email the student an Accommodation Checklist (see Appendix B) and a copy of this policy in a manner or format that is accessible to the student. If the student requires assistance to complete the form, the student must email adarequest@myseiubenefits.org or call the Member Resource Center. The student is responsible for submitting to the ADA Coordinator all the information requested in the Accommodation Checklist, including: a current report or evaluation prepared by a physician or other appropriate licensed professional that describes the student’s disability, the functional limitations as a result of the disability, and specific recommendations for accommodation. If the information submitted with the Accommodation Checklist is insufficient, the ADA Coordinator will inform student that the information is incomplete and will identify the additional information needed. Once the Accommodation Checklist is complete, the ADA Coordinator will contact the student with any additional questions and next steps through an accommodation conference or meeting. The contact may occur over the telephone or in any other manner or format that is accessible to the student.

The purpose of the Accommodation Conference is to determine the reasonable accommodation to be provided by the Training Partnership. The Conference may take place in a single meeting or in a series of meetings. No meeting is necessary if the ADA Coordinator decides that the accommodation requested by the student is reasonable and appropriate. In that case, the ADA Coordinator can send the student the “Confirmation of Accommodation” form, as described below.

  • The Conference should have the following outcomes:
  • Existing documentation should be reviewed.
  • The nature of the student’s functional limitations, and how those limitations may impact his or her activities in the Training Partnership’s programs, should be identified.
  • The student and ADA Coordinator should reach agreement regarding appropriate accommodation.

 

Reasonable Accommodation

Specific accommodations requested by a student and recommended by a medical provider may not be “reasonable” given the Training Partnership’s policies, procedures, and requirements. The ADA Coordinator may propose other accommodations that neither the student nor the medical provider recommended. In general, an accommodation is “reasonable” if it enables the student to have an equal opportunity to participate in the Training Partnership’s programs without placing an undue hardship on the Training Partnership. 

When the student and ADA Coordinator reach agreement regarding a proposed accommodation, the student will be asked to complete the “Confirmation of Accommodation” form (see Appendix C). The Confirmation of Accommodation form will be kept on file by the Training Partnership, together with all related documents. The student will be given a copy of the Confirmation of Accommodation. It is his or her responsibility to notify ADA Coordinator at least 21 days in advance of participating in one of the Training Partnership’s classes, so that his or her accommodation may be put in place. The ADA Coordinator may have longer than 21 days to put the accommodation in place if, in his or her estimation, additional time is necessary. The Coordinator will promptly notify the student that additional time is needed, so that the student can arrange for a different class.

If the student disagrees with a proposed accommodation, the student may request an additional conference to review the proposed accommodation with the Director of Learning Experience.

The amount of time required to fully conduct the Accommodation Process is highly variable. The Training Partnership recognizes, however, the importance of completing the Accommodation Process in a timely manner.

Admission Policy

The SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership (“Training Partnership”) admits students regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students by the Training Partnership.

It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation in the administration of its training and educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other Training Partnership administered programs.

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Caregiver Learning Center System Maintenance

June 6 (Thursday) – June 10 (Monday)

You can log in, enroll and take your training in the Caregiver Learning Center during this time. 

If you complete training during the System Maintenance, it will be sent to your employer after June 10. 

Please contact your employer if you have questions about your training requirement, deadline or payment.