Lorman Education Services Audio Conference: Mental Illness, Intellectual Disabilities, and the ADA

Audio Conference

Frank C. Morris, Jr., Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment and Litigation practices, will present "Mental Illness, Intellectual Disabilities, and the ADA," a Lorman Education Services audio conference.

Topics include:

The ADA and Intellectual (Mental) Disabilities

  • The Expanded Coverage of the ADA Amendments Act and EEOC Regulations
  • The Explosion in Charges Under the ADAAA and the New EEOC Regulations
  • The EEOC's Rules of Construction for Intellectual Disabilities

Defining Intellectual Disabilities Under the ADA

  • What Intellectual Disabilities Are Substantially Limiting?
    • Is Medical Evidence Required?
  • Determining Whether an Applicant or Employee With an Intellectual Disability Is Qualified
    • ADA Determinations and Mitigating Measures
    • Creating ADA Compliant Job Descriptions

Consideration of Particular Intellectual Impairments

  • Key Issues Concerning Bipolar, Major Depressive, Post-Traumatic Stress, and Autism Disorders
  • The Key Importance of Job Descriptions on Intellectual Disability Issues

The Interactive Process

  • Must a Person With an Intellectual Disability Request a Reasonable Accommodation?
  • Properly Managing the Interactive Process
  • Addressing Proposed Accommodations by an Applicant or Employee
  • Presenting Proposed Reasonable Accommodations

The Direct Threat Defense and Safety Concerns

  • Establishing the Direct Threat Defense
  • Determining If a Direct Threat Can Be Remediated by Any Reasonable Accommodation

For more information, please visit Lorman.com or contact Mr. Morris.