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karendee
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   Posted 9/30/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope this was not already posted.... could be useful info to some of us Chronies
 
 

ADA Amendments Act
On September 25, 2008, the President signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), which unanimously passed Congress. The ADA Amendments Act was introduced to make legislative fixes in light of several court rulings that had limited the scope of protections offered under the statute.President Signs ADA Amendments Act


http://www.fordharrison.com/shownews.aspx?Show=4180
Congress Tells the Courts How to Interpret the ADA
http://www.littler.com/PressPublications/Lists/ASAPs/DispAsaps.aspx?id=1286&asapType=National

Amendments to Americans With Disabilities Act Signed Into Law
http://www.fredlaw.com/articles/employment/empl_0809_inc1html


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam 

 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/30/2008 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
It means that an employer would have a very hard time arguing that crohns, IBS, or UC is not a disability. Here are some key points but the first link above explains it best:

- an impairment that is episodic or in remission is a disability if it would substantially limit a major life activity when active.
- The Act also clarifies that “major life activities” include major bodily functions including, but not limited to, functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestion, bowel and bladder functions
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Rider Fan
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   Posted 9/30/2008 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Does this mean that we would get preference in hiring for government positions?
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 100 mg 6MP. Just finished prednisone taper. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).
 
Betaine, digestive enzymes, Candicin (oil of oregano capsules), Beta Sitosterol.


Nanners
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   Posted 10/1/2008 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing that Karendee. Good for us, huh??
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


karendee
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   Posted 10/1/2008 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   

I think it is great news for us. It protects us more...

I am in HR and I was forwarded the info so I could learn the new laws and make sure I follow them. I was so excited when I saw it made use more protected than before...

Yeah for us...

Rider Fan I don't think we would get preference but maybe it would protect them from not hiring you for a disability such as Crohn's or they would have to accomodate you such as bathroom access etc...

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam 

 

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