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Jay Cardinali, ADA Compliance Officer
Office of Legal Services
Orange County Public Schools
445 West Amelia Street
Orlando, Florida 32801
Direct: (407) 250-6248
Facsimile: (407) 317-3348

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Guidelines on Your Right to Reasonable Accommodation

The ADA mandates that effective reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, be provided to qualified persons with disabilities, as defined by law, to ensure individuals are provided equal access to any programs, services, or activities of the District, and any benefits and privileges of employment are applied to everyone.

Guidelines for the Recording of IEP Section 504 Meetings

The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") provides that no qualified person with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of the School District. The ADA applies to IEP/Section 504 meetings in the same way as it does to other District activities. Therefore, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to persons who are disabled within the meaning of the ADA. Recording an IEP/Section 504 meeting may constitute such an accommodation, but the District may elect to provide an accommodation other than recording so long as it is reasonable under that law.

Lactation Accommodations Guidelines and FAQs

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") to provide nursing mothers "resonable break time" to express breast milk and an appropriate space, other than a bathroom, for up to one (1) year after the birth of their child.


click this handicap symbol to request general accommodations.

Accommodation Request Form (for Employees)

This form shall only be used by an employee who needs reasonable accommodations in the workplace due to his or her own personal medical-related injury, illness, or disability in order for him or her to perform the essential functions of their job safely and fully. This form is designed for accommodations in the workplace only.

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Request Form (for Religious Workplace Accommodations)

This form shall be used by any employee who needs reasonable accommodations due to a sincerely-held religious belief so that they can perform the essential functions of their job safely and fully.

Click this no access symbol to request equal access to a specific service or school that may require barrier removal.

Accommodation Request Form (for Non-Employees) 

This form shall be used by any community member who needs reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to a program, service, or activity of the Orange County Public School District.

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