Thursday, May 3, 2012

State in Violation of ADA law

A federal judge says Georgia is in volition of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Deaf people who need group home care are being denied access to mental health services and there are not enough mental health care practitioners in the state who know sign language. The issue came to light because of a lawsuit filed on behalf of two deaf adults with severe mental illness and developmental disabilities. A magistrate judge will oversee talks between lawyers for the deaf adults and the state.