ADA, Social Welfare, Vocational RehabilitationEntitlement vs. EligibilityChrisann Schiro-Geist Ph.D. Senior Vice Provost, University of MemphisChrisann@memphis.edu(901)678-2894
Social Security - History • SSDI – Disability Insurance • SSI – Public Aid 5 Step Assessment No substantial gainful activity (~$850.00/month) Severe disability Meets listings of impairment Return to past relevant work (15 Years) Return to any work that exists in substantial numbers in national economy
Vocational Rehabilitation Severe Disability Disability must be a vocational handicap Feasibility of employment
ADA Five Titles Employment State & Local Government Public Accommodations Telecommunications Miscellaneous • Personal right to sue • Otherwise qualified • Essential tasks • No undue hardships
Legislative History • 1935 – 70’s Social Security Grows • 1973 – Amendments to Voc Rehab Act • 1990,92,94 – ADA • 1998 – Workforce improvement Act • 1999 – Ticket to Work
Definition of Disability • ADA – interferes with life or perceived to interfere • Social Security – Not able to work • Voc Rehab – feasibility of employment Using the laws against each other!
Analysis of CasesOver 35,000 cases received • We prepare for employer prejudice • Actually low promotion and retention issues
DBTAC – Southeast ADA Center(Southeast DBTAC) Project of the Burton Blatt Institute – Syracuse University (BBI) 490 Tenth Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318 Phone: 800 949-4232 (v/tty) or 404-385-0636 (v/tty) Email: email@example.com Fax: 404-385-0641 ADA Basics Course http://www.adabasics.org