Fellowship Opportunity for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Here is a great fellowship opportunity for individuals on the Autism Spectrum who are between 18 and 26 years old:

Massachusetts Advocates for Children invites young adults 18-26 on the Autism Spectrum to apply for an innovative Young Adult Leaders Fellowship which provides opportunities to learn the professional skills needed to advocate on behalf of other youth with disabilities.  The Fellowship is a partnership between Massachusetts Advocates for Children and the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston.  The Young Adult Leaders Fellowship consists of one year part-time advocacy training under the supervision of the Autism Project Advocate and senior attorney.  A small stipend is provided. 

Please see the fellowship application for more information.

Flagg-ing an Important Decision for Employees with Disabled Family Members

Last week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) issued a significant decision, Flagg v. AliMed, Inc., establishing for the first time that the Massachusetts Antidiscrimination law, G.L.c. 151B, protects employees from acts of “associational discrimination.”  Anne Josephson, along with her colleagues in KC&S’s employment group, filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief in support of the employee’s position in that case.  The firm frequently submits amicus briefs in cases such as Flagg that have important implications for the fields of employment law and civil rights.  Continue reading