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By: Sipi Gupta | September 02, 2019

For more of the latest news and information, follow @sipiguptalaw on Facebook and Instagram and @sipigupta on LinkedIn.  Below is a sampling of recent posts.

Law Guides Public Use of Service Dogs

Businesses are required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to permit access by service animals.

Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else

Making medical choices for another person is a weighty responsibility. Read suggested considerations when making such decisions.

Youth Nursing Homes for Children With Disabilities

Learn about the various placement and childcare options for children with profound disabilities.

By: Sipi Gupta | April 25, 2019

These concerts allow sensory-sensitive patrons to engage with the music and the concert hall on their own terms!!

Relaxed Sensory Friendly Performances

What is a Relaxed Sensory Friendly Performance?

Relaxed performances are designed to provide a concert experience that is welcoming, inclusive, and comfortable for children and families with sensory sensitivities, as well as anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Our aim is to create a safe and accepting environment where children, including those on the autism spectrum and with other developmental disabilities, and their families can experience live music together. The Academy of Music’s Ballroom—with its comfy carpet-floor (...

By: Sipi Gupta | April 11, 2019

Information about the legislation that we will discuss during our round table next week with Senator Casey and Anna Perng:  Currently, in order to open an ABLE account, an individual's age of onset of disability must be 26 or younger.  The ABLE Age Adjustment Bill would increase access to ABLE accounts by permitting individuals with a disability age of onset of up to 46 to qualify.

By: Sipi Gupta | April 11, 2019

Attorneys, check out this CLE on working with low-income clients and providing free representation! This program will address practical issues that often arise in pro bono representation, and strategies for successfully handling them. Faculty will discuss key considerations for transactional and litigation attorneys. Full scholarships and discounts available.  

By: Sipi Gupta | February 22, 2018

Imagine a holistic approach to creating more accessible spaces.   Check out this primer on Universal  Design, then read about the remarkable shift to a world with increased accessibility.

By: Sipi Gupta | January 03, 2018

Awareness of the need for all-access playgrounds continuing to rise. Check out this one in South Jersey!  And, read more about the movement to create more boundless playgrounds for kids here.

Category: Kids 

Tags: good news, disability, kids 

By: Sipi Gupta | May 11, 2017

The challenges of being a child with special needs, or the parent of one, are fairly well known and documented. Less talked about and often ignored is the experience of being the sibling of someone with special needs.  The role can bring with it a confusion of emotions, including frustration, anger, pride, shame, competitiveness, protectiveness, and a sense of having been abandoned in favor of someone with seemingly greater needs.  All of these feelings are explored and dealt with in a new comic book, “Adventures From My World,” conceived and written by a New Jersey teenager named Julie Averbach.

The 20-page comic book presents six illustrated stories of children confronting the challenges of having a sibling with special...

Category: Kids 

Tags: special needs, good news, kids 

By: Sipi Gupta | April 30, 2017

Parents of students with disabilities may be rethinking their child’s educational plan after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of a child with autism and attention deficit disorder whose parents took him out of public school.  

At issue in the case was the level of educational benefit that public schools must provide to students under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  The Act guarantees children with disabilities a “free appropriate public education,” but the level of progress a student must make in order for the education to be called “appropriate” has been unclear, leading to school districts across the country interpreting the meaning differently.

The case revolved around Colorado par...

By: Sipi Gupta | February 08, 2017

Member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association are eligible for up to $300 per year to reimburse toward the cost of sign language or CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) interpreters!  Click here to access the reimbursement application.

By: Sipi Gupta | February 01, 2017

The Young Lawyers Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association provides peace of mind to first responders through this important pro bono project. Find out more about protecting those who protect us.

By: Sipi Gupta | January 24, 2017

Philadelphia, PA - The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania has named Sipi Gupta to its Pro Bono Roll of Honor.  Gupta was recognized at the First Judicial District 2016 Pro Bono Publico Awards & Roll of Honor Reception. The event was hosted by the First Judicial District judges at Philadelphia City Hall. 

The judges from the First Judicial District created the Pro Bono Roll of Honor to honor attorneys who have worked on pro bono matters in the Philadelphia courts. Attorneys named to the honor roll must have provided pro bono representation in a matter pending in one of the courts of the First Judicial District during the preceding year.

The Gupta Law Firm logs nearly 600 hours of pro bono service annually...