Mental Illness, Intellectual Disabilities and the ADA

Webinar: ID# 1012903
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The ADA and Intellectual (Mental) Disabilities

  • The Expanded Coverage of the ADA Amendments Act and EEOC Regulations
  • The Explosion in Charges Under the ADAAA and the New EEOC Regulations
  • The EEOC's Rules of Construction for Intellectual Disabilities
The EEOC's 2013 Revised Questions and Answers Regarding Intellectual Disabilities

    Defining Intellectual Disabilities Under the ADA

    • What Intellectual Disabilities Are Substantially Limiting?
    • Determining Whether an Applicant or Employee With an Intellectual Disability Is Qualified
    Consideration of Particular Intellectual Impairments

    • Key Issues Concerning Bipolar, Major Depressive, Post-Traumatic Stress, Anxiety and Stress and Autism Disorders
    • The Key Importance of Job Descriptions on Intellectual Disability Issues
    The Interactive Process

    • Must a Person With an Intellectual Disability Request a Reasonable Accommodation?
    • Properly Managing the Interactive Process
    • Addressing Proposed Accommodations by an Applicant or Employee
    • Presenting Proposed Reasonable Accommodations
    The Direct Threat Defense and Safety Concerns

    • Establishing the Direct Threat Defense
    • Determining If a Direct Threat Can Be Remediated by Any Reasonable Accommodation

    Frank C. Morris Jr., Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

    • Chair, employment law practice in Washington, D.C. and director of the Disability Practice Group for the national law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
    • Asked to speak on the ADA and employment law to the judicial conferences for the federal trial and appellate judges of Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and 11th Circuits and chaired Federal Judicial Center/ALI-ABA National ADA Program
    • Adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School
    • Member of the American Law Institute employment and labor law advisory board and ADA program chair
    • Named to Best Lawyers in America and a Super Lawyer for Washington, D.C. by Super Lawyers magazine and to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore's Top Rated Lawyers
    • Represents and counsels employers and public accommodations nationally in disability, employment and labor matters
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