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By Michael Gordon

ISBN-10: 0313360154

ISBN-13: 9780313360152

In 2006 Philadelphia, graduate pupil Jonathan Love sued the association that publishes the legislations institution Admissions try out. Love had attained standard rankings at the attempt, yet claimed he must have been given time beyond regulation simply because he certified as somebody with a incapacity - and allowances supplied by way of the americans with Disabilities Act - as a result of awareness Deficit Hyperactivity ailment. The case, which drew in writer psychologist Michael Gordon as a professional witness for the protection, reached federal court docket and ended in a precedent-setting ruling nonetheless as arguable because the illness that prompted the trial. during this paintings, Gordon takes us into the court and backstage with legal professionals and specialists to seem not just at this trial, yet greater than a dozen others that experience concerned ADHD or different psychiatric diagnoses, and the questions they bring up, together with what the genuine that means of incapacity is, how malingering should be a subject with mental problems, and what the extra far-reaching results for the general public may be if lodgings are supplied to those who do not need a legally-defined incapacity. while does deference to anyone with a illness like ADHD start to invade the rights of the non-disabled?Controversy fills those pages, from dialogue of ADHD and the talk over its justifiability as a incapacity to public reactions in regards to the ruling in Love's case and others. Comparisons and contrasts also are raised among the affection trial and past circumstances concerning humans claiming mental disabilities who fought activities by way of The nationwide Board of health workers, United airways, Toyota Motor production, the Georgia country Board of Veterinary drugs, and different companies. Do the choices support or damage incapacity rights and folks with disabilities? Gordon deals the insights not just of a psychologist, yet a professional criminal insider who has testified as a professional witness at a few of the trials.

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How could he even consider that Jonathan was disabled? Not only did this MBA student earn an average score on an unusually challenging professional examination, he had amassed an academic record fine enough to allow admission to law school. Remember, only the academic elite even have the option of entering law school. Is it at all possible that Congress intended the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) to protect the rights of a Jonathan Love? Congress passed the ADA (Public Law 101-336) to prohibit discrimination and ensure equal opportunity for persons with disabilities.

I was taken aback. ” She proceeded to tell me that it was common practice for students to claim they had ADHD or a learning disability to gain extra time on exams or a prescription for a psychostimulant. Everyone apparently knew the counselors at the student health center to contact for an evaluation. I thought to myself, “That’s just great. ” My involvement with this case was therefore not borne of a desire to grind philosophical axes or hostility to the Americans with Disabilities Act. ADHD is a legitimate disorder and the ADA is a great law.

This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER 2 Motivations If you were to review my voting record, annual charitable contributions, and professional activities, you would not peg me as a likely invitee to Rush Limbaugh’s holiday party. When the government errs, I prefer those mistakes to stem from buying too much butter rather than too many guns. In my view, a society’s decency and value is reflected in how it treats the most vulnerable citizens, not the most able and affluent. Social justice and equal opportunity are buzzwords that sound pleasant to my ears.

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