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Clinical Services at Rush Anti-Discrimination Policies in Health Care

Public policies have been adapted to protect chronically ill people from being discriminated against because of illness. Two important anti-discrimination safeguards are important to be aware of in case these issues come up in your life. One relates to discrimination in the workplace. The other relates to schools.

Anti-Discrimination Act (the ADA)
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application process, hiring, firing, promotions, compensation, training and other privileges and conditions of employment. According to this policy, a qualified employer or new applicant with a disability is considered to be any individual who can perform the key functions of the job in questions, even if it requires reasonable accommodations. Accommodations may include reasonable modifications such as increasing accessibility, modified work schedules, adjusting equipment or devices, reassignment to open positions or others. Employers are required to make accommodations to the known disabilities of a qualified applicant or worker as long as the accommodations are not believed to cause “undue hardship” to the company. Discuss this with your employer or prospective employer.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
This policy provides for nondiscrimination and equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities. Part of this policy may allow modifications to the regular education plan, along with additional services to help the individual child. What are the eligibility criteria?  The child must be inflicted with a condition that results in limitations in functioning, including tasks such as for self care, performance of manual tasks, or walking. This limitation must result in marked inability to performance in all academic areas. If you believe your child qualifies and requires accommodations, discuss an evaluation and implementation of a modified educational plan (an Individualized Educational Plan or IEP) with your child’s school. Developing and implementing an educational plan involves the child, parents and several key school staff members. The creation of an accommodations plan requires preparation, including evaluation of the child’s needs. This evaluation is followed by the scheduling of a meeting in which the plan is reviewed and signed. Yearly review of the plan should be expected.

Contact Name
Mia Thomas
Contact Phone
(877) RUSH-KID
Contact E-mail

LocationHours of Operation
Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 710
Chicago, IL 60612

Appointments are available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. To make an appointment at this location, call (877) RUSH-KID. Valet and garage parking available.

LocationHours of Operation
Rush-Copley Medical Center
2020 Ogden Avenue, Suite 400
Aurora, IL 60504

Approximately five miles west of intersection of route 59 and 34 (Ogden Avenue). Lot parking available at no charge. For an appointment at this location, call (877) RUSH-KID.

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Ashton Medical & Surgical Center
1800 McDonough Road, #203, Suite 203
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

On McDonough Road, approximately one mile west of the intersection of Route 59 and Shoe Factory Road. Free parking available in the lot outside the building. For hours or to make an appointment at this location, call (877) RUSH-KID.

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Riverside Medical Center
350 N. Wall Street
Kankakee, IL 60901

For an appointment at this location, call (815) 933-1671.

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Regional Care Associates
72 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432-4315

Parking available in lot one block south of building. For information about hours or to make an appointment at this location, call (877) RUSH-KID.

LocationHours of Operation
Champaign Clinic
208 E. Springfield Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820

Lot and street parking available. For information about hours or to make an appointment at this location, call (877) RUSH-KID.

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