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Remembering President George H.W. Bush and the Signing of the ADA

Posted by Scott Flexer

For most people who are unburdened by physical and mental challenges, July 26, 1990 was a day like any other. But for an estimated 55 million Americans at that time, it was a historic day that changed their lives forever. On that day, President George H.W. Bush sat down at a desk on a stage that had been erected on the White House lawn. Surrounded by Evan Kemp Jr., the Equal Employment Opportunity commissioner, and Justin Dart, the disability rights leader, Bush picked up a pen and signed into law the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Topics: disability advocate, ADA laws

Top Trending Disability Topics Right Now

Posted by Scott Flexer

What's the talk around town? What's trending on Twitter? Let's face it, news about the rights of the disabled is usually not making front page news. It's unfortunate, but it's reality. So, in an effort to keep people informed and to help them make a difference, we're rounding up today’s current hot topics into one convenient post.

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Topics: disability abuse, disability advocate, Disability benefits in Florida, special needs children, disability statistics, Emotional Support Animals, inspiring stories, disability laws, ADA laws, disability blogs

Tips for Traveling with a Disability

Posted by Scott Flexer

Everyday life for those with a disability can pose a myriad of challenges. For those with wanderlust, it may present another whole new set of them. While some destinations are not going to be as accommodating as others, don’t let disability rule out your desire to see the world. Here are some tips to make your dreams of travel a reality.

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Topics: inspiring stories, disability laws, ADA laws, traveling with disability, disability blogs

How a Ban on Plastic Straws Hurts the Disabled

Posted by Scott Flexer

Earlier this month, Starbucks and American Airlines became the first two major companies to announce that they were phasing out plastic straws, and Seattle became the first U.S. city to ban them from food service establishments. While there’s no doubt that eliminating the use of plastic straws does offer environmental and health benefits, it also poses new challenges to people with disabilities, some of whom require a straw just to take a drink.

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Topics: disability FL, disability, disability experts, Florida Disability Benefits, disablity, Apply for Disability in Florida, disability rights florida, Disability benefits in Florida, disability laws, ADA laws, disability blogs

What Are My Rights as a Disabled Employee?

Posted by Scott Flexer

 

The federal American With Disability Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990, making it illegal for employers, including private, state and local government, and labor organizations, to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. This doesn’t just apply to hiring practices—it also includes recruitment, promotions, training, type of work, and firing on the basis of disability.

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Topics: Florida Social Security Advocates, disability advocate, working with disability benefits, disability statistics, short term disability, disability laws, ADA laws

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