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Psychiatrist or medically licensed professional who is working with a client  who is suffering from an invisible disability?

Is your client concerned their disability will impede their performance at college or graduate school, in the workplace or in a courtroom setting? 

What DrummAdvocacy can do for you

A certified Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Advocate can help address client's invisible disabilities exacerbated by the demands of  college or graduate school, the workplace or the courtroom.

DrummAdvocacy works with your client's post secondary school's accessibility office, employer or lawyer and the court to arrange accommodations for their disability school, workplace or court. The process is confidential, and protected by the powerful law behind the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

If you have a client who is suffering from an invisible disability and they are involved in a court hearing, litigation, such as a divorce proceeding, child protection agency investigation, personal injury suit, and the litigation is exacerbating their symptoms, DrummAdvocates can provide support in the courthouse. 

Donna Drumm, Esq., received her Americans with Disability Advocate training from Dr. Karin Huffer, a nationally recognized author, associate professor in counseling and forensic psychology, speaker, researcher, and consultant who has devoted her career to advancing equal access for persons with disabilities to public and private services.  The 18 credit continuing legal education course including ethics credits, is based on her book, "Unlocking Justice". 

"Using the techniques in this book may well lead a revolutionary movement toward humanizing our legal system for those most vulnerable among us – an aging population, those with no apparent disabilities, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, domestic violence traumatic stress, and many other conditions. These will be the quiet heroes who went to court, faced off with an adversary, demanded fair and equal access, won their day against the System, and set precedent that will outlive us all." - Unlocking Justice, Dr. Karin Huffer

The Americans with Disabilities Act strives to protect the rights of those disabled by physical or mental disorders.  

DrummAdvocacy is designed to address specific accommodations in post secondary schools, workplace or courtroom for clients diagnosed with:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism (ASDs)
  • Bipolar and ADHD
  • Depression
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mood Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Examples of "emotional or mental illness[es]" include

  • Major depression,
  • Bipolar Disorder,
  • Anxiety disorders (which include Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality Disorders



Will I become involved in the lawsuit if I recommend an ADA Advocate?

No. There should be no reason that a doctor or anyone for that matter would be involved in the lawsuit simply by recommending that a client reach out to an ADA Advocate to investigate what accommodations are available to your patient during court proceedings. You may be asked to verify what the disability is which will be shown to the court's ADA Coordinator.  All documents are marked as Confidential.

Are you a therapist? 

No.  I have been certified as an ADA Advocate by Dr. Karin Huffer, trained on her 8 step protocol which 'reflects the best practices of counseling skills and has been tested by Dr. Huffer for over twenty years. Litigants must not be bound to use the protocols in order but flexibly find the best step to offset identified damage from litigation'.  

This sounds exciting, are you available to speak with mental health professionals?

Yes, please contact me for further information by selecting the "Contact me" button on the left hand screen. Or call the DrummAdvocacy office: 914-222-0529.

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