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Reasonable Accommodations In The Workplace

Posted by Ask Emily on November 20, 2013 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

How would you define, "Reasonable Accommodation" in the workplace?  What are your rights, what can you do if an employer does not provide you with a reasonable accommodation, how long does an employer have to provide you with a reasonable accommodation?

Public Buildings and Accessibility

Posted by Ask Emily on November 20, 2013 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

When you are making plans to go to a new building for the first time, whether it is for an appointment of some kind, or for a social event or activity, whose responsibility should it be to know ahead of time if the building is accessible for assistive devices like wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc? How have you handled it, if you have gone to a new place for the first time expecting and assuming that it is accessible and you get there to find out that it is not? Do you put in a complaint abo...

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The American Disabilities Act in Action

Posted by Hope 4 Disabilities on July 22, 2010 at 6:02 PM Comments comments (0)

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'People' before disabilities

Posted by Hope 4 Disabilities on June 22, 2010 at 3:36 PM Comments comments (0)

New York will finally update the name of the state office charged with ensuring fair treatment and quality-of-life to people with various developmental disabilities, not just by taking the "r" word out of the title, but by adding "people" to it.


The Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities will now become the State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, after votes taken last week in the state Assembly and Senate. The name change...

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In Despart Need of a Leg

Posted by Hope 4 Disabilities on April 17, 2009 at 10:28 AM Comments comments (0)

Last year one of our Council of Advisors had lost his left leg from the knee down due to diabeates.  He has found that his insurance will not cover it.  There is a bill in Washington DC to support Eliminating the Medicare 24-Month Disability Waiting Period.  Please help us get this through because medicare would pay for his leg.