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Deaf Medical Student Wins ADA Case Against Creighton

Deaf Medical Student Wins ADA Case Against Creighton On September 4, 2013, Michael Argenyi, a deaf medical student, represented by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the law firm of Stein & Vargas and Disability Rights Nebraska, won a jury trial against Creighton University in the United States District Court for the District of …

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Deaf Student Denied Interpreter by Medical School

Deaf Student Denied Interpreter by Medical School Deaf Student, Denied Interpreter by Medical School, Draws Focus of Advocates By JOHN ELIGON Speaking with the parents of a sick infant, Michael Argenyi, a medical student, could not understand why the child was hospitalized. During another clinical training session, he missed most of what a patient with …

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Study Finds Medical Procedures Violating the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities: Stunting Growth, Removing Body Parts with No Judicial Review

Study Finds Medical Procedures Violating the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities: Stunting Growth, Removing Body Parts with No Judicial Review Washington, DC – In a first of its kind study, the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) determined that performing certain medical procedures or withholding life sustaining treatment in non-terminal situations without judicial review violates …

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Disability Employment Policy — What Are We Missing?

Disability Employment Policy — What Are We Missing? by Guest Blogger Paul Hippolitus, Director, Disabled Students’ Program, Equity & Inclusion, University of California, Berkeley Watch a YouTube video of Paul Hippolitus discussing UC Berkeley’s ”Professional Development and Disability” course. As a longtime advocate and professional working in support of the employment of people with disabilities, I was …

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New EEOC Publication Addresses Employment of Health Care Workers with Disabilities

New EEOC Publication Addresses Employment of Health Care Workers with Disabilities Latest Q&A Fact Sheet Explains How Americans with Disabilities Act Applies to Employment in the Health Care Industry WASHINGTON – Naomi C. Earp, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today announced the issuance of a new question-and-answer (Q&A) fact sheet on …

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