Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Rights and Responsibilities

Revised:

31.7

ADA REQUIREMENTS AND THEIR APPLICATION TO FAMILIES FIRST ACCOMMODATIONS

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires state TANF agencies to adopt methods for administering TANF programs, like Families First, that ensure equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in all aspects of the program. These methods must ensure that individuals with disabilities are afforded:

 

        The opportunity to benefit from TANF programs as effectively as the opportunities the TANF agency affords to individuals who do not have disabilities.

        "Meaningful access" to TANF programs.

 

In addition, TANF agencies are required to make reasonable accommodations when necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability.

 

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