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Traditionally, people with MS have gotten a lot of sympathy but not much help. Fortunately, that is changing. Laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vocational Rehabilitation Act and the Fair Housing Act now make it unlawful to discriminate against people with disabilities. In addition, many employers, landlords and businesses are required to change their practices so that people with disabilities can be included.

But it gets complicated and difficult to understand. For example

Does an employer have to ignore the fact that an employee has a disability?

Do all multi-story businesses need to build elevators?

Do airlines have to allow any and all animals to accompany their handlers on flights?

Although NOTHING IN THIS SITE IS INTENDED TO BE LEGAL ADVICE, I have put together some general information that I hope can help you understand how these laws work.

HOW TO USE THIS SITE:

Nothing here is meant to be in any particular order. Just pick a topic you are interested in, and read about it.

For example, if you want to learn more about employment of people with disabilities, just enter “employment” in the search engine and click “employment” in the section on topics and in the sidebar menu.

ABOUT ME: I am an (inactive) attorney with multiple sclerosis, and I co-teach a class in disability law. For years, I investigated employment discrimination cases for the State of Oregon.

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