New Jersey lawyer focusing on special education law and employment law

Category: Disability Discrimination

Swimmer with Anxiety Disorder Loses Case

What type of accommodations, if any, should a school offer to swimmers who have anxiety disorders? If a swimmer experiences severe anxiety at a swim

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Diabetes, Microwaves, and 504

I previously blogged about food allergies and special dietary needs in school. In that post, I discussed that when a student has special dietary

Technology Accessibility in Schools

On May 26, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education published two “Dear Colleague” letters (here and here) and a FAQ on accessible technologies to

Is Dwarfism a Disability?

Is dwarfism a disability? This is a question a federal court in Texas may answer in the coming months. Since mid-May, a number of bloggers (here,

EEOC Issues GINA Regulations

One of my favorite movies of all time is Gattaca. It is a dystopian story about ‘genoism’: DNA plays a role in every day life and genetic

Valentine’s Day is for Disabled People Too

When a mother looks for a girlfriend on her son’s behalf, it may not sound so strange. But Lucy Baxter’s 21 year old son, Otto, has Down’s Syndrome.

Special Education Services in Charter Schools

Education Week recently published a very interesting article titled Charters: Students With Disabilities Need Not Apply? Although charter schools

Disability, Sports, and “Performance Enhancing Drugs”

I’ll admit it: I’m not a big sports fan. In fact, I rarely watch sports except for the occasional March Madness college basketball tournament on TV.

Parents with Disabilities?: Yes, they can!

When Kaney O’Neill was 21 years old and working as a Navy airman apprentice, she fell off a balcony and broke her neck. Thereafter, she had minima

Accommodating Service Animals

Now that 2009 has come and gone, I look through my files of cases and try to determine the most interesting service animal case I’ve come across this