Handicapped Person


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Handicapped Person

A disabled person. The term is sometimes considered derogatory. In the United States, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 used the word "handicap" to refer to a disability, while the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 used the word "disability" on the assumption it had the same definition as "handicap." Courts interpreted this differently and applied a higher standard to the definition of "disability." Congress changed this with the passage of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, which declared the two words to have the same meaning.
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Arkay), a federally-funded entity which supplies job coaches to assist handicapped persons, have combined in this suit to seek sanctions against the Hertz Corporation (Hertz).
He would like to see laws passed to promote the education, training, and employment of handicapped persons.
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The Board has also voted to contribute to ARFEC, an organization for children with cancer, and AGIS, an association which AIDS handicapped persons and their families.
The archive will include Nouwen's papers from Yale University's School of Divinity, as well as papers from the L'Arche community in Toronto, where Nouwen worked with mentally handicapped persons.
Taped Copies of American Rehabilitation are available to blind and physically handicapped persons through local regional offices under the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
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Its unique construction allows physically handicapped persons access to the luxury of limousine travel while preserving their independence and dignity.
There exists a real and imminent danger that the proposed euthanasia law will prematurely end lives of the more vulnerable including handicapped persons.
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He said, provincial government was also providing maximum funds for the rehabilitation of physically and mentally handicapped persons so that they could become self-reliant, useful and active members of
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