Reasonable Accommodations: A Legal Right Not Special Treatment

Mark Joyce, J.D.

Individuals with psychiatric labels are often covered under various state and federal laws that allow for the request of reasonable accommodations in such areas as employment, housing, government services and public accommodations. These requests are often viewed by those receiving them as a request for “special treatment” instead of an individual exercising a legal right.

Learning Objectives:

  • This workshop will examine the legal strategies used in actual cases where accommodations were requested;
  • This workshop will also examine responsive strategies when there was a denial of accommodations.