The ADA and Religious Institutions

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
2:00 PM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT



Religious organizations are largely exempt from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). But what about places of public accommodation or programs that are controlled by these entities? What does this mean for religious entities that operate schools? Are employees of religious organizations covered by the employment provisions of the ADA? If the ADA does not apply to these entities, can states then require them to comply with their accessibility standards?


This session will examine:

  • Whether Title I of the ADA applies to religious entities as employers

  • If and how the ADA applies to religious organizations in situations where they provide goods, services, or programs to the public.

  • How receiving federal funds impacts these organizations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

  • Applicable cases

From the Sponsor: 

Region 5 - Great Lakes ADA Center, Region 6 - Southwest ADA Center, ADA National Network


People with Disabilities, Attorney or Other Legal Professional, Consumer Advocate, Family Member of Person With Disability, Policy Expert, Religious Organization, Service Provider, State/Local Affiliate


Facility Access, Other Laws, Public Accommodations (ADA Title III), Effective Communication, Enforcement, Non-Discrimination, Reasonable Accommodation, Reasonable Modification of Policy and Procedures, Service Animals


ACTCP Credit, Attendance





Registration Deadline: 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020