Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association (WADA) 2020-2021 SCHOLARSHIP

Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association (WADA) intends to award at least one scholarship of $2500 to a law student who has shown commitment to helping promote meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities throughout the legal profession and by sharing a personal story of overcoming the adversity that persons with disabilities face in pursuing a legal …

Disability, History, and Law: Celebrating Thirty Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

My wheelchair ostensibly advertises my disability, so it is not ‘hidden.’ I am paralyzed from the neck down. I cannot move my hands or feet. The wheelchair is bulkier than most chairs, and as an attorney, my chair is inexplicably drawn toward the toes of opposing counsel. It’s an odd coincidence, really. Using a wheelchair …

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