The Americans with Disabilities Act: Exercise your right to work



The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment. The following testimonials are from persons with physical and/or mental disabilities who have exercised their right to obtain employment:

Richard Moody, 53, Parkinson’s Disease
: Mr. Moody is currently a barber and has always enjoyed cutting people’s hair and providing razor-close shaves. He stated that his Parkinson’s symptoms, which include involuntary muscle spasms and trembling hands, sometimes make cutting hair difficult, especially around the neck area; however, he loves his job and is “good enough” with a straight-razor.

Lucile Hayden, 28, Narcolepsy: Ms. Hayden works as a 911 dispatcher for a local police department. Although she is very competent and able to perform her duties, her condition causes her to instantly fall asleep at random for unknown periods of time. The police chief stated, “We hate to admit it because we love Lucile, but…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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