Mental Illness, Intellectual Disabilities and the ADA
Many individuals with an intellectual disability may also have an underlying mental illness. Some intellectual disabilities are easy to recognize (i.e., Down’s Syndrome). Others are not. Trying to identify mental illness is particularly challenging if the individual with an intellectual disability doesn’t know how to communicate needs for a co-occurring underlying mental illness. This webinar will help employers recognize situations where an employee may be asking for an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act even when they are not “specifically asking for one.” It will also discuss the interactive process that can be very complicated when dealing with someone with mental and/or intellectual disabilities.
Susan Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC which has offices in 59 cities across the United States. Ms. Desmond has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University of Tennessee School of Law in 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers. Ms. Desmond is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Louisiana Super Lawy... View Full Profile
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