Masks and Fake ADA cards…

A concerned member wrote to me about fake ADA cards. Picture below. There is justifiable indignation toward people without disabilities claiming a fake disability, forging documents, and claiming a false entitlement. Please don't print these out... There are so many reasons not to make these cards. I do not understand why someone would do it. …

Statement in Solidarity

We would like to show our solidarity with the Black community in their stand for civil rights, justice, and respect. In the past, the Black community lent their support to the community of people with disabilities, and we would do the same. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to George Floyd, his family, and …

Judy Heumann interview and Crip Camp

If you are looking for Netflix disability related content to watch, Crip Camp gives real perspectives on disability, identity, and what it took to get the regulations to the Rehabilitation Act signed. Judy wrote a book about her experience, and did an interview on the Daily Show. http://www.cc.com/video-clips/eo9k6n/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-judith-heumann---defying-obstacles-in--being-heumann--and--crip-camp----extended-interview

Working from home before it was cool…

Working from home has been a reasonable accommodation for some people with disabilities. Now that the coronavirus makes working from home a best practice, employers that gave these accommodations find they are better prepared. Read more... https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/disabled-people-have-worked-remotely-for-years-and-theyve-got-advice-for-you-and-your-bosses-/2020/03/17/f99dfd54-67d1-11ea-b313-df458622c2cc_story.html

The Peacock That Roared…

In addition to speaking last year at our annual event, Carolyn Ladd wrote an article for us and the KCBA. It can be found at: https://www.kcba.org/For-Lawyers/Bar-Bulletin/PostId/1053/what-qualifies-as-a-service-animal It's also reproduced with pemission below: THE PEACOCK THAT ROARED:  WHAT QUALIFIES AS A SERVICE ANIMAL?             In January 2018, a passenger tried to board a United Airlines flight …

Joint mentoring

--------------------Joint MBA Mentorship Program------------------------ Come join us on March 3, 2020 at 6pm at Foster Garvey for the Joint MBA 2020 Mentorship Kick-Off Event!   Pre-registration required. Generously sponsored by: The Opportunity and Progress Council, Foster Garvey’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative Hosted by: South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) In partnership with: Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington (MELAW),Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association …