ADA Amendments Act of 2008 Clears Congress, Awaits President's Signature

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     Last week the ADA Amendments Act passed the Senate and today it has passed the House of Representatives. President Bush is expected to sign this important legislation into law. The amendments legislatively overturn Supreme Court decisions that narrowed the definition of who is considered a person with a disability. This act broadens the definition and restores it to what Congress originally intended. The legislation also interprets the defnition of disability without regard to mitigating factors such as medication and the use of assistive technology.