20 Jul '12, 3pm

Autism Mother Sues Autism Speaks For Disability Discrimination | Care2 Causes

Autism Mother Sues Autism Speaks For Disability Discrimination | Care2 Causes

The mother of a teenage autistic son is suing the organization Autism Speaks for alleging rescinding a job offer after she asked if workplace accommodations might be possible due to her child’s needs. That is, an organization that says it champions the needs of autistic individuals and their families is being sued for failing to accommodate the needs of a mother and of her autistic child. Autism Speaks Sued For Disability Discrimination According to Disability Scoop , Simone Greggs is charging Autism Speaks with violating the the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act when, just as she was going to start a new job as walk events manager at Autism Speaks’ Washington, D.C. office in early May, the organization rescinded the offer. Greggs had completed five different interviews, a pre-employment background check and a drug test but “everything changed” when ...

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