Addressing the effects of the ADA on the employment of people with disabilities, John Bound, professor of economics at the University of Michigan, testified that while it is natural to look at aggregate statistics to determine the effects of the ADA on the employment rate, it is a dangerous exercise given that there are many other reasons contributing to the employment rate. Bound believes that even though the decline in the employment rate of individuals with disabilities was contemporaneous with the enactment of the ADA, there were a variety of other plausible reasons for that decline, and therefore, it would be unwise to jump to the conclusion that these aggregate statistics reflect the effects of the ADA.
He based this opinion on the fact that historical survey data indicated that when Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) expanded during the 1970s, the employment rate of people with disabilities dropped and it tended to stabilize when these programs were not being expanded.
It made me extremely anxious, and if I couldn't do anything to make things right again, I'd find a way to escape — through books or play or spending time with a friend.
If any of that tension or anger were specifically directed at me, I was quick to change my behavior or apologize in order to regain emotional equilibrium.
I felt other positive emotions quite deeply as well.
Should you blame the person taking you for granted? When you indulge in romantic gestures all the time without caring about your lover’s reciprocation, or when you’re too sweet and nice to your lover or a friend all the time without ever letting them realize that you’re going way out of your way to do something nice for them, it’s pretty obvious that they’d take you for granted because they don’t realize the effort you’ve made for them!
[Read: 10 relationship deal breakers that can shatter your romance] Can you blame someone when they have no idea about the effort you’ve taken for them?
To achieve this objective, the Commission addresses the effects of the ADA on people with disabilities, how businesses and employers have implemented and complied with the demands of the ADA, the relation between federal disability benefits programs and the ADA, and the legislative and executive changes it generated.
The United Cerebral Palsy Association in a 1996 poll of persons with disabilities, their friends, and family members, found that the ADA had made a great difference in the lives of those who have disabilities.