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30 Years of the ADA: Justice Blog Features ADA Success Stories

This year, the 30th anniversary of the signing of the ADA, the Department of Justice blog will feature a monthly series of posts highlighting the impact of recent ADA enforcement efforts.

This month’s post highlights the story of Mary Queen, a teacher, community volunteer, and decorated paramedic who was removed from her teaching position at Lanier Technical College when she needed a few days off due to her multiple sclerosis. The Department reached a settlement agreement under which the college revised its policies, trained its staff, and paid $53,000 in back pay and damages to Ms. Queen.