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A Guide to Disability Rights Laws
U.S. Department of Justice outlines disability rights laws (American Disabilities Act, Telecommunications Act, Fair Housing Act, Air Carrier Access Act, Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act, National Voter Registration Act, Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, Individual with Disabilities Education Act, Rehabilitation Act, and Architectural Barriers Act).
https://www.disability.gov/resource/disability-govs-guide-disability-rights-laws/ - 3-Nov-2005 - Hits: 162 - Rate This | Details
Disability Discrimination (Employment)
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) addresses disability discrimination in the workplace.
http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/disability.cfm - 2-Nov-2005 - Hits: 115 - Rate This | Details
Electroconvulsive Therapy and the Rights of the Disabled
Article about the decision making rights of mentally disabled persons and the use of electroconvulsive therapy.
http://www.ect.org/resources/summary.html - 17-Oct-2003 - Hits: 814 - Rate This | Details
Moving Beyond the Loss of an Ability
How can a person handle a loss of an ability? It may be something as eyesight, hearing, or it can be such things as walking, talking and others. What happens when a person loses abilities and how can they best help themselves?
http://psychcentral.com/lib/moving-beyond-the-loss-of-an-ability/000109 - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 470 - Rate This | Details
Reasonable Accommodations for People with Psychiatric Disabilities: Resource for Employers and Educators
This article offers tips and facts about psychiatric disabilities. What accommodations work on the job or school? How does mental illness interfere with functioning at work or school?
http://cpr.bu.edu/resources/reasonable-accommodations/jobschool/what-are-reasonable-accommodations - 2-Nov-2005 - Hits: 115 - Rate This | Details
The Top Ten Things Caregivers Don't Want to Hear . . . .
Help caregivers by avoiding these top ten typical "unsolicited advice, unwelcome criticism, and undeserved praise" phrases.
http://www.uhfnyc.org/publications/417469 - 28-Nov-2006 - Hits: 102 - Rate This | Details
When the New Baby Has Special Needs
Recognize that grief is highly individual. For those with special needs children, it is a recurring state.
Even though you will adapt, even though you will find moments of joy and days in which you can be glad to be the parent of your own child, grief will sneak up on you now and then.
Itís important to know this in advance so that you donít feel like there is something wrong with you whenever you feel renewed sadness despite successes.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/when-the-new-baby-has-special-needs/000489 - 12-Oct-2006 - Hits: 143 - Rate This | Details
Work at Home/Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation
Allowing an individual with a disability to work at home may be a form of reasonable accommodation where the person's disability prevents successfully performing the job on-site and the job, or parts of the job, can be performed at home without causing significant difficulty or expense.
http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/telework.html - 3-Nov-2005 - Hits: 87 - Rate This | Details