Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.
US Dept of Justice ADA website
California Department of Developmental Services
Human Rights for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
Visit our Advocacy in Action webpage for more information on articles, reports, other regulations, websites or to contact your legislators.
ADA Anniversary Tool Kit includes: Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008; ADA Findings, Purpose, and History; The ADA from a Civil Rights Perspective; ADA Resources and Publications; ADA and Olmstead Resources; ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) Summary and Resources; Statistics You Can Use; The White House Agenda on Disabilities; Tips on Writing a News Release; Sample ADA Anniversary Proclamation and National DBTAC Initiatives.
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