ADA at 25: Chaning policies and court decisions that promote the health and participation of people with disabilities
This paper looks toward to the future to identify policy areas in need of pursuit in the legal arena to further improve the health and participation of people with disabilities. Finally, it reveals opportunities for the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and the anti-discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act to work in concert in the future for policies to promote the health and participation of people with disabilities.
Learning Areas:Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy
Explain how the Americans with Disabilities Act has changed policies that promote the health care, services, and participation of people with disabilities
Keyword(s): Disabilities, Public Health Policy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an attorney who litigated ADA cases. I have published and presented extensively in this area. I am a professor of occupational therapy and formally a professor of public health and Law. I was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow for Senator Harkin for whom I worked on disability policy. I represented the disability community in the coalition that worked on the anti-discrimination provision of the Affordable Care ACt
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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