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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (Resources updated, May 2014) (NICHCY resource)

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The Americans with Disabilities Act makes it possible for everyone with a disability to live a life of freedom and equality. Passed by the Congress and signed into law by the President on July 26, 1990, the ADA is the first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities. The ADA protects the civil rights of people with disabilities in all aspects of employment, in accessing public services such as transportation, and guaranteeing access to public accommodations such as restaurants, stores, hotels and other types of buildings to which the public has access.

Tag(s): ADD/ADHD After High School Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Autism Spectrum Disorder Deaf-Blind Developmental Delay Disability Characteristics Early Intervention Elementary Emotional Disabilities Federal Laws Hearing Impairment High School Intellectual Disabilities Learning Disability Middle School Mild/Moderate Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Parent/Family Preschool Speech/Language Impairment Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Impairment