Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome A Disability Under Ada

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS

Well Irritable Bowel Syndrome is really nota disease in itself its a description of multiple symptoms that when put together are a syndromethat are often will cause symptoms in both men, women, and children. It is very commonbut thankfully life threatening in anyway. The symptoms can be varied but the most commonones would include things like bloating, distension, abdominal pain, alternating both diarrheaand constipation. These symptoms could be very concerning for patients and can reallylimit their life style but once again its really not life threatening. It's a descriptionof really the neural impulses that colon in particular is receiving and if you think ofit as almost like a fray ends of an electrical

wire there is increased amounts of impulsesthat are irritation the colon and the colon walls and the muscular track and is believedto cause spasm and often that's what creates the sensation of bloating, gas, and abdominalpain. IBS is a life long syndrome and not a life threatening syndrome and patients typicallywill have symptoms that come and go and sometimes exacerbated by types of stress or emotionalchanges. Thank you for choosing Saint Peter's.

The Interplay between FMLA and ADAAA

4 gt;gt; Val: Hello and welcome to this webinar on the interplay between the ADA and FMLA. This event is sponsored by the Employer Assistance and Resource Network, an organization that provides free support to employers related to recruiting, hiring, retaining and advancing qualified veterans

and individuals with disabilities. We are offering HRCI credits for this webinar. If you're interested in receiving credit please make sure to stay online until the end of the presentation when we will share the event code. Also, as time permits we will be answering questions at the end of the presentation today.

Please feel free to send us those questions throughout the webinar using Q and A box on the right of your webinar screen. Our speakers today are Judy Young and Susan Brecher. Judy is the Assistant Director of Training and Development at the Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University. She has 25 years of experience providing training

and consultation for the business community on issues related to the employment and inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and marketplace. Susan is the Director of Legal Programs and Human Capital Development at Cornell University's ILR School. She's also an attorney who specializes in the field

of employment and discrimination, legal workplace issues and dispute resolution. Susané gt;gt; Susan: Thank you very much. Welcome everybody. What we'd like to do today is use a case study, and Judy and I are going to discuss some of the complex issues relating

to the overlap of FMLA and ADA. We will present to you multiple perspectives on FMLA leaves, ADA reasonable accommodations by analyzing the interplay of these two laws and their implication. We will also examine the roles of HR managers and provide you with best practices for effective communication with employees

Services for Students with Disabilities

MUSIC PLAYING Emily Shryock: Services forstudents with disabilities helps to determine eligibilityand improve reasonable accommodations for studentswith disabilities at the University of Texas at Austin. Our office works with students,faculty, and staff to make sure the campus andclassroom environment are accessible to studentswith disabilities.

Here's a quick picture thatgives you an idea of the types and percentages of studentswho are receiving accommodations from our office,based on our numbers from spring 2011 when we hadapproximately 1,600 students registered to receiveaccommodations. As you can tell, most of thestudents who receive accommodations have invisibledisabilities that may not be readily apparent.

Faculty play a vital role in theaccommodation process by ensuring that students receivetheir approved accommodations within the classroom andtesting environment. Our office is happy to work withyou to consult, support, and problem solve with you aboutaccommodating students in your class. CAROL GILSON: Hello, myname is Carol Gilson. I'm a graduate student at theSchool of Social Work.

And I don't feel like I couldhave made it this far without my accommodations. Emily Shryock: So how will youknow if a student is approved for accommodations here at theUniversity of Texas at Austiné Students are approved foraccommodations and are then responsible for delivering anaccommodation letter to their instructor. The accommodation letterwill list the specific

accommodations that have beenindividually approved for that student based on the impactof their disability. It is the student'sresponsibility to discuss each accommodation with you anddecide how it will be provided within your class. The accommodation letter willalso list the name of the student's assigned disabilityservices coordinator who would be happy to answer any questionsyou may have.

SPEAKER 2: Great! So while you're here, why don'tyou and I discuss how we're going to implement eachof these in class, OKé SPEAKER 3: Sounds great. SPEAKER 2: Wonderful. Emily Shryock: All students arerequired to provide recent documentation of theirdisability from a licensed medical or mental health careprovider in order to verify

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