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  •  It sounds like the guard had very bad info. (8+ / 0-)

    In fact, usually I can tell what part of that law a person has gotten screwed up.  But in your case, I can't really think of what would give them that impression.  Perhaps they know someone with a child who's receiving services covered by IDEA?  I've heard all sorts of strange ADA things but this one is very strange.  Or perhaps there's a policy that clients should not be physically handled for liability reasons and that's where the "friends or family" error was generated?

    Regardless, that requirement is plainly unlawful; if accessibility is a frequent problem at that office, I'd ask to meet with the office manager and discuss your concerns; your requests for a chair are simple and easy to meet and I suspect that the issue may be poorly trained staff.  I've found that this is an area where threats of lawsuits can tend to just gum up the works; if the office manager thinks a lawsuit is coming, the matter is removed from their jurisdiction and it becomes a legal issue out of DC.  Will definitely get more with honey here.

    "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

    by auron renouille on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 02:39:08 AM PDT

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