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Discrimination — American Disabilities Association

Those with disabilities such as diabetes and epilepsy are regularly denied employment and appropriate school accommodations. In the case of employment rights, this is because while their disability is largely controllable with medication, they are deemed unfit to work due to their need for such accommodation. In the case of schooling, the disability is not recognized as worthy of accommodations, which are usually very simple, e.g. provision of trained medical assistance when needed and extra snack time to regulate sugar levels.

Organizations such as the American Diabetes Association (ADA) are working to change this stereotype and lack of provision of basic human rights such as education with accommodations needed and employment where an applicant is otherwise qualified. I am fortunate to have joined a group of attorneys who work for reduced rates and on a pro bono basis through the ADA to reduce this discrimination against those with disabilities like diabetes. You can learn much about this important work at http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/know-your-rights/discrimination/.

Feel free to visit me at http://www.jcochranelaw.com !

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