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“Reasonable Accommodations”

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This March 25, 2015 Slate article talks about questions raised by the Supreme Court about the number of mentally ill people shot by police as it compares to the number of police shot by mentally ill people and asks if the ADA should be applied more often to mitigate  a less violent approach to dealing with people with mental health issues as opposed to creating a society where the mentally ill are killed on sight.

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English: Commemorative plate of mentally ill victims of German crimes in Fort VII in Poznań Polski: Tablica upamiętniająca chore psychicznie ofiary niemieckich zbrodni w Forcie VII w Poznaniu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“When disability and race intersect”

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This December 4, 2014 WICU-WSEE Erie News article talks about an opinion on what sometimes happens when police are arresting someone who is disabled and how the persons race and disability could be targeted for discrimination either intentionally or unintentionally.  The article primarily focuses on things like “fat hatred” and how someone who is obese is potentially treated differently then someone who isn’t by the police.

Disclaimer ….  By posting the link to this article, I am not saying I approve or disapprove of the practices in this article.  I am simply sharing it because I feel that it offers some insight that could be useful.  I would also like to note that by posting this I am NOT saying that all police discriminate against people who are different then themselves, just acknowledgeing that it does seem to happen at times, and that while the only police that seem to be in the media are ones who are somehow corrupt or discriminate against others, I do acknowledge there are also some awesome

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police out there who often go above and beyond the call of duty and will do everything they can to treat people they encounter with dignity and respect.  This is not a one-size-fits-all article.

 

“Westmoreland celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act’s anniversary”

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This July 26, 2014 TribLive News article talks about celebrations held in Westmoreland County, PA at their county courthouse to celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which is an act that in the disability community is compareable to the civil rights act that added protections for race and ethnicity.  the ADA offers protections against the abuse or neglect of people with disabilities in addition to setting standards for things like accessibility of public places and work place accommodations.

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This is the internationally recognized symbol for accessibility (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Vet says he was asked to leave Walgreens because of service dog”

 

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Walgreens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This June 20, 2014 article that includes a video, on the KDFW Dallas website talks about an access issue that a Veteran who is diagnosed with PTSD and uses a Service Dog as part of his treatment, had at a Walgreen’s store.  The article also includes responses from Walgreen’s and statements from the Disabled Veteran in addition to offing some information on what the ADA says about Service Dogs and whether they are required to be dressed in any kind of vest or not.

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“Mental Health in the Workplace: Ensuring You Are ADA Compliant”

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English: A collection of pictograms. Three of them used by the United States National Park Service. A package containing those three and all NPS symbols is available at the Open Icon Library (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This December 10, 2013 article on the Business2Community website talks about complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the workplace for people with mental disabilities.

 

 

 

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