Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA, public entities like local and state governments with more than 50 employees are required to appoint an employee to be the "ADA Coordinator." (see § 35.107 Designation of responsible employee and adoption of grievance procedures). The ADA Coordinator's role is to 'coordinate [public entity's] efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities" under Title II of the ADA.
Here are some available resources on Title II of the ADA and the role of the ADA Coordinator. If you can't find a resource for your specific need or interest, contact us by email or by phone (800) 825-4733.
Free ADA Help
If you have a question about your Title II and the Americans with Disabilities Act, call the Great Lakes ADA Center: (800) 949-4232.
If you are an "ADA Coordinator" or the designated person for your municipality, agency, or other entity that has obligations under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we would like to hear from you. You can email ADA-Indiana and request to be added to our ADA coordinator list for our monthly e-newsletter that highlights training opportunities and ADA resources.
The ADA National Network offers free online training for people wanting to learn about TItle II of the ADA. Below are the links to online courses and archived webinars.
ADA Title II Tutorial - a self-paced online course that covers Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. As of January 6, 2022, the Southeast ADA Center charges a $5.00 administrative fee to enroll in this course.
ADAOnline2020 - During 2020, many of the courses offered at the National ADA Symposium were provided online for free. You can access these for free at no cost courtesy of the Great Lakes ADA Center.
ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program - The Great Plains ADA Center provides an online training program for individuals interested in increasing their knowledge about the Title II of the ADA and the responsibilities of the ADA Coordinator.
National ADA Symposium - The Great Plains ADA Center hosts an annual training conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Many of the sessions focus on the "ADA Coordinator" and Title II of the ADA. In 2022, the Symposium will be entirely virtual.
The ADA National Network offers free resources on Title II and for ADA Coordinators.
ADA Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments - The New England ADA Center hosts an online version of their "ADA Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments" (originally published in 1992). The Action Guide website provides guidance to local and state government entities with obligations under Title II of the ADA.
ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program - The Great Plains ADA Center provides an online training program for individuals interested in increasing their knowledge about the Title II of the ADA and the responsibilities of the ADA Coordinator. The training certification program is linked to the training offered through the National ADA Symposium. (ADA-Indiana's ADA Training Academy provides support for participants to enroll in the training certification program and attend the virtual ADA Symposium.)
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) provides many technical assistance documents to promote compliance. Here are just a few:
The Indiana ADA and Title VI Coordinator Association was founded by Cathy Gross, the current Mayor (and former ADA Coordinator) of the City of Monticello. The Association hosts meetings and gatherings at the annual municipal conferences each year. If you have questions about the Association or would like to join, please contact ADA-Indiana and we can connect you with the current president.
Free Help Understanding the ADA
The Great Lakes ADA Center serves Indiana as part of their region. Have a question about Title II (local and state governments) and the ADA? Call the ADA Help Line - (800) 949-4232. Staff from the Great Lakes ADA Center provide free and confidential technical assistance on the ADA during normal business hours.
If you have questions or need more information, feel free to contact Matt Norris at (812) 855-6508 or firstname.lastname@example.org