If you arrived here via AOL News, then you’ve probably read my opinion piece about my interest in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and the unintentional negative effect on employers who engage disabled workers.. During research for my book, Down But Never Out, I spent three years amongst the most fervent advocates of the disabled. When my friend, Jack Scholnick railed against an employer who hired the disable but did not pay minimum wages, I was able to tell him about Carman Tilelli, born with Down syndrome, and the importance of his job for him. Later, I learned that the Arizona State Legislature actually passed a bill to settle disputes like the wage issue. I, for one, was happy to see that good-meaning people can agree on what may seem an impossible impasse.
Gina Misiroglu of Red Room directed me to the AOL editors who published my opinion piece. Thank you, Gina, and thank you, Red Room.
Causes Charles Redner Supports
All Down syndrome associations, Buddy Walks in LA, Tucson and Orange Country CA