Law practices throughout the country are becoming more attuned to the individual needs of the diverse peoples who require the services of a lawyer. Disability law is one of the areas in which we’ve improved as a nation, but there are still huge steps to be taken.
Often, those steps are comprised of smaller steps enacted by concerned, caring individuals. These are people who believe that everyone should be given a fair chance in life. People like you. Take a look at the list below to see some reasons why you should consider getting involved in disability law and learning more about short term disability lawyers. And maybe your next step will be to speak up for the marginalized, the shoved-aside, the ignored.
1. STUDENTS CONTINUE TO BE BULLIED, SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THEIR DISABILITIES
While bullying isn’t always under the jurisdiction of disability law, the students of today will be the law-makers – and breakers – of tomorrow. Whether you’re a tween, teen, or adult, you can take steps to nip bullying in the bud…before it even has a chance to take root.
How can working to bring in better disability laws help with bullying on the playground? When better laws are in place throughout the worlds of business, commerce, and interpersonal relationships, children will take their cues from those laws. And disability law is an important part in that.
2. STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES DROP OUT OF SCHOOL BECAUSE OF PRESSURE
Peer pressure, bullying, and inaccessible classrooms, dorm rooms, etc., all contribute to disabled students leaving school before they graduate. This is a heartbreaking thing to see. The fact that bullying and educational institutions which are inaccessible for disabled students are still a thing is shameful.
No one should have to give up on their education because they aren’t able to receive the respect and accommodation that they deserve. Disability law works hard to make sure that schools, colleges, and universities are accepting of disabled students.
3. MANY HOMELESS PEOPLE SUFFER FROM DISABILITIES
Over forty percent of the homeless in this country have a disability, whether mental or physical (yes, mental illness is just as much of a disability as physical illness). These people need help, support, and healing from each one of us. Through disability law, we will strive to improve their standard of living and provide inexpensive – or free – counseling, medical care, and other services.
4. MANY DISABLED PEOPLE ARE REFUSED CAREER PATHS
One of the outrages of as physical illness toward disabled people (termed ‘ableism’) is the fact that many disabled people have a difficult (if not impossible) struggle ahead of them if they want to pursue a career. Often, people with disabilities are given a token position in a company…or denied a position altogether, even when they have impeccable references and are clearly qualified.
Disabled people need to have the same chances, the same consideration, and the same opportunities as any of us. Disability lawyers work hard to make sure that these chances are available – and you should too!