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Americans With Disabilities Act

(Karen Corby, the mother of an autistic man, speaks in favor of legislation that would give the disabled equal access to organ transplants.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmaker Wants To Give Disabled Equal Access to Organ Transplants

The bill is sponsored by Rep. John Sabatina (D-Phila., third from left in photo).

06/16/2014

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New Jersey Woman Claims Her Dwarfism Led To Her Firing

Abigail McManus is just like any other 19-year-old college student with one exception, she was born with dwarfism and stopped growing at less than four feet tall.

02/28/2014

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Health: Local Girl’s Family Claims Daughter Was Discriminated Against at Hershey, Now They’re Trying To Make A Difference

A disabled little girl was barred from popular attraction, including a visit to Santa. Now her parents are trying to make sure it doesn’t happen to others. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the push to change federal laws.

01/30/2014

3 on your side

Local Family Shares Story Of Alleged Discrimination At Hershey, Pa.

One Philadelphia area family with a disabled child says their daughter faced discrimination on a recent trip to Hershey, Pa.

01/30/2014

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Service Animals Must Meet Legal Definition

The Department of Justice has said that animals not trained to perform any specific tasks are not considered service animals, even if they provide comfort for those in need.

01/08/2014

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US Airways Fined For Stranding Some Wheelchair Passengers at PHL Airport

About 300 US Airways passengers complained that they were left unattended in the terminals for long periods of time or missed connecting flights when assistance was needed to get from one gate to another.

11/05/2013

NJ Bus Company Settles Disability Notice Requirement

The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with a New Jersey bus company that it claimed unfairly excluded passengers with disabilities.

05/29/2013

Multiple Sclerosis

Author Looks At Meaning Of Being Disabled, Strength Of Conviction

A Northeast Pennsylvania woman with Multiple Sclerosis battled a pharmaceutical giant, and won, in a case that has changed the employment landscape.

05/19/2013

Colleges Obligated To Offer Equitable Meal Plan

If you have a food allergy, what does your college have to do for you? Maybe more than you think.

02/28/2013

Gluten Free

What Effect Will Student’s Food Allergy Lawsuit Have On Restaurants?

A university student sued college officials who insisted she purchase a mandatory food plan that made no accommodations for her food allergy to gluten, which was placed under the umbrella of “Americans with Disabilities Act.”

01/31/2013

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Asperger’s Syndrome At Work

Offices value not just skill but also “corporate fit” – someone who fits in. But what does an office do with a worker who has Asperger’s syndrome?

12/03/2012

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Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 22

The National Constitution Center celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

07/28/2012

(Edna Escher-Gaston, with her grandchildren Chloe and Aiden.  Family photo provided)

Paralyzed Delco Woman Is Finalist In ”Best Mom on Wheels” Competition

Edna Escher-Gaston was driving on I-95 when her life changed forever, but she didn’t give up on life.

05/11/2012

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Hershey Boarding School Defends Decision To Deny Admission To HIV-Positive Boy

In the latest court papers, the Milton Hershey School is asking a Judge to rule that it didn’t violate the Americans with Disabilities Act in denying admission to an HIV-positive 13-year-old boy.

02/08/2012

(Juliet Marsala holds microphone for German Parodi at today's protest.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Group Demands Wheelchair-Accessible Taxicabs In Philadelphia

Advocates for the disabled are filing a federal lawsuit to force the Philadelphia Parking Authority to provide accessible taxis to people who use wheelchairs.

07/26/2011

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