We are kicking off the newly revamped OurHealth editions with a series on The Americans with Disabilities Act to help clear up some of the common misconceptions about this landmark legislation that was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990.
The first in our series will focus on the role of ADA Advocates in helping to protect people with disabilities against harassment, retaliation and false accusations during courtroom proceedings.
This includes people with mental health conditions such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), the most common mental health condition in the U.S. affecting more than 40 million Americans, including myself. Mental health conditions affect many people who are very close to me. These conditions don't define any one person. Learning more will allow you have a better understanding about them while helping to break the silence on the stigma.
ADA advocates simply ensures the executive functionality of the client as protected under the ADAAA against all harassment, retaliation, false accusations