Notice Under The American With Disabilities Act


In accordance with Title II of the American with disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), Downers Grove Township will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, meetings or activities.

Employment: The Township does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Effective Communications: The Township will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the Township’s meetings, services and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The Township will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its meetings, services and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcome in the Township offices, even when pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity of the Township, should contact the Township Clerk as soon as possible but no later that 48 hours before the scheduled event. The Township Clerk and her contact information is as follows:

Downers Grove Township Clerk
Lorraine Grimsby
4340 Prince Street
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Phone: 630-719-6613

The ADA does not require the Township to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its meetings or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Complaints that a meeting or service or activity of the Township is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the Township Clerk. The Township will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

Download the Notice Under The American With Disabilities Act.


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