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SSDI Return to Work Act introduced

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SSDI Return to Work Act introduced
A new bill, introduced in the Senate on June 8, would create a new system of classifications for beneficiaries of the Social Security Disability Insurance system, similar to those in most state workers’ compensation…
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DOJ warns children’s theater over food allergy discrimination

Street sign "Peanut Free Zone"The Department of Justice has determined that a children’s theater company in Massachusetts violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by excluding a child with a peanut allergy from its program. The 10-year-old boy in the case has life-threatening allergies to…
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Supreme Court asked to review key special education standard

classroom of children at their desks, including a child in a wheelchairThe Supreme Court is seeking the Obama Administration’s opinion as to whether to grant certiorari in a case that could clarify the underlying standard for determining if a student’s Individualized Education Program complies with federal law. In the 1982…
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Washington Bar reforms eliminate discriminatory mental health inquiries

Law book gavel and justice scaleLawyers seeking to practice in Washington State will no longer be singled out for seeking mental treatment under new revisions to the state bar application process, approved by the Washington State Supreme Court on June 10. “These revisions are critical…
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Film-maker creates window into his life with OCD

Cover scene of Through the Lens, a man wearing a beanie hat holding a camera up to his face, with a play buttonTorre Catalano is a writer, director, producer, and the creator of the feature film, Milwaukee, so it seems natural that he turned to the camera as the medium for expressing his experiences with OCD, or obsessive compulsive disorder. In…
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