Advocacy and Legal Resources

Work-Life Balance & Disability

Source: http://work-life-disability.org/#home  The NIDILRR-funded project on Getting and Keeping People with Disabilities in the Workforce: Negotiating Work, Life, and Disability recently debuted a new web resource, Work-Life Balance & Disability, resulting from the project’s exploration of individual and organizational factors that support effective work-life management among employed people with disabilities. The site includes personal stories, plain …

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Big Data and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Source: Hastings Law Journal Sharona Hoffman Case Western Reserve University School of Law 68 Hastings Law Journal 777 (2017) Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-33 Date Written: 2017 Abstract While big data offers society many potential benefits, it also comes with serious risks. This Essay focuses on the concern that big data will lead to …

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Baltimore hospital settles allegations of disability discrimination with $180,000 payment | Legal Newsline

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 27 that Harbor Hospital Inc., trading as MedStar Hospital, will pay $179,576 after allegations of federal disability discrimination. Source: Baltimore hospital settles allegations of disability discrimination with $180,000 payment | Legal Newsline “Health care providers, like all employers, must be mindful of …

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Breaking the Stigma — A Physician’s Perspective on Self-Care and Recovery

Adam B. Hill, M.D. N Engl J Med 2017; 376:1103-1105 March 23, 2017 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1615974 http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1615974 My name is Adam. I am a human being, a husband, a father, a pediatric palliative care physician, and an associate residency director. I have a history of depression and suicidal ideation and am a recovering alcoholic. Several years ago, …

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Women’s Refugee Commission – Maternal & Newborn Health and Disability

Source: Women’s Refugee Commission – Maternal & Newborn Health Worldwide, more than 350,000 women die every year from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth—that’s nearly one every minute. For women affected by conflict or disaster, who are displaced from their homes and communities, the risk of maternal death or injury is especially high. In fact, …

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An Ordinary, Extraordinary Day

OFCCP Director Blogs About Updated Veteran/People with a Disability Regulations – See more at: http://outsolve.com/blog/ofccp-director-blogs-about-updated-veteran-people-with-a-disability-regulations#sthash.tvtBwib0.dpuf Karla wrote for her daughter, a high school student with cerebral palsy who, her mom points out, “will be as qualified as anyone else” when she enters the workforce. Gerald wrote to make sure we didn’t forget the continuing barriers …

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Disclosure of Disabilities by Medical Students

Source: Disclosure of Disabilities by Medical Students In Reply Ms Schwartz emphasizes the importance of disclosure as it relates to providing opportunities to medical students with disabilities. Although disclosure is important, if not necessary, for receiving accommodations from an institution, disclosure alone is unlikely to change the broader attitudes and cultural norms that limit access …

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