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This brochure is one of a series on human resources practices and workplace accommodations for persons with disabilities edited by Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, Director, Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University ILR School. The original brochure was written by Barbara A. Lee, Associate Professor, Institute of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. It was updated by Sheila D. Duston, an attorney/ mediator practicing in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, in May 2001 and updated in 2010 by Beth Reiter, an independent legal consultant, Ithaca, NY, with assistance from Sara Furguson, a Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute ILR stu-dent research assistant.


This material was produced by the Employment and Disability Institute in the Cornell University ILR School. Development of the original brochure series was funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) (grant #H133D10155). Content updates were funded by NIDRR grant number H133 A110020. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.