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The Americans with Disabilities Act, commonly known as the ADA, is considered one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation for people with disabilities. Passed in 1990 and amended in 2008, the ADA attempts to provide equal opportunities for people with disabilities in all facets of public life.
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From transportation limitations to financial issues and barriers to independent living, having a disability can add challenges to aspects of life other people may take for granted. This is also true in the job market, where many job seekers worry about potential employers focusing on a person’s disability rather than his or her skills and qualifications. The truth is that there are plenty of employers out there who are hiring and who recognize the many strengths people with disabilities bring to the workplace. The key to successfully navigating the job market is plenty of preparation, planning, and determination. Here are a few tips to get you started:

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There may be a temptation to hire one of the big National Disability Groups for your Social Security Disability case based on advertising, even though they are usually in a distant state. I am strongly of the opinion that hiring a local attorney for your Social Security Disability case is always better and this is why.
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In general a Special Needs Trust can pay for a vacation.  However, the rules vary by which type of Special Needs Trust that you have.  If you have a Third Party Special Needs Trust, which is a trust that is funded by money that does not belong to the disabled person, you should have no problem paying for the entire vacation. However it is far easier to do this if you are vacationing on a cruise ship or another all-inclusive option.

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As you know, navigating the world in a wheelchair means you will inevitably encounter a lot of well-meaning, but annoying behaviors. Here are the ones that wheelchair users tell us are their top five pet peeves.

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Nothing arouses my senses quite like a new city. In major metropolitan centers, there are a multitude of things that scream out, “Here! Come here. We’ve got something fascinating in store for you.”

A street full of manic traffic informs me it’s a major thoroughfare and I should use it to navigate this new domain.

The smell of coffee whispers, “We can awaken your brain with a delicious cup of brew.”

The distinct scent of certain chemicals gently reminds me I’m due for my bi-weekly haircut.

And, once night descends, the laughter and music radiating from doorways is an open invitation to go dance the night away in a club. Walking back to my hotel, I know my face will soon be hitting the pillow when I smell the pizzeria right next door.