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A disability. 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 that 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.


The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of a handicap.A handicap has been defined as having the same meaning as disability. Persons with disabilities are persons with mental or physical impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities. The term mental or physical impairment may include conditions such as blindness, hearing impairment, mobility impairment, HIV infection, mental retardation, alcoholism, drug addiction, chronic fatigue, learning disability, head injury, and mental illness.The term major life activity may include seeing, hearing, walking, breathing, performing manual tasks, caring for one's self, learning, speaking, or working.The Fair Housing Act also protects persons who have a record of such an impairment or are regarded as having such an impairment.

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Thus, one might assume that to expel a handicapped child for conduct not attributable to his or her handicapping condition is permissible.
is one of America's largest sports information services companies, providing sports handicapping selections and sports analyses, odds, scores, injuries and commentary delivered via Internet, telephone, audiotext, 900 numbers, television and radio.
Wayne Allyn Root's Winning EDGE(TM)" is a half-hour sports information and handicapping show.
COO Douglas Miller explained, "Another key component of the move to Spike TV is that it reinforces the fact that 'Wayne Allyn Root's Winning EDGE(TM)' is quality programming and entertainment as well as an advertising vehicle for our sports handicapping services.
The announcement today culminates many months of talks between the OSGA and handicapping services around the globe.
Information and handicapping selections are provided on the Company's web site (www.
The changing demographics demand that today's handicapping system is fast and easy to use.
Fortunately for him, De Julio denies using the words ``mastered the art'' and says he was only responding to a question about whether his handicapping style was particularly suited to Del Mar.
The system will be based around a GOLF Link plastic swipe card and will use terminals with attached swipe card readers, existing club facilities and a Unisys ClearPath SMP61000 symmetric multiprocessor computer system to manage the handicapping details of Australia's 500,000 men and women golfers.
That's the premise behind what we modestly call the Ten Commandments for Derby Handicapping, which are presented here again.
Monday's 52nd Del Mar Derby presents the usual handicapping puzzle, with Matty G, Ambivalent and Caribbean Pirate among the locals facing recent arrivals Rainbow Blues, the Irish 2,000 Guineas runner-up now in Charlie Whittingham's barn; Mystic Knight, sixth in the Epsom Derby and Arlington's American Derby; and Woodborough, who had a sprinter's resume in Great Britain.
The main advantage is to receive a USGA-approved handicap and be part of our electronic handicapping system,'' he said.