Accommodating Students– Psychiatric Disabilities and the Direct Threat Standard in Post-Secondary Institutions

Author: Ddemaya

Diego Demaya is the director of ADA Technical Assistance with the Southwest ADA Center covering five states including Texas. He has been with the Center for 14 years. He specializes in education and labor issues. Diego earned a B.A. in Humanities from the University of Houston and a Juris Doctor from the City University of New York School of Law. He has trained law enforcement on the ADA and liability, employers on Title I reasonable accommodation policies, and educators on various topics: Accommodations, direct threat, student mental illness issues, and policy planning. He has provided workshops for institutions pursuant to OCR consent decrees and settlements. Diego was trained by US DOJ on the ADAAA regulations and participates in collaborative projects with local and State agencies.