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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) gives civil rights protections to people with disabilities. It can help people with disabilities gain equal opportunity in employment, public accommodations, transportation, state & local government services and telecommunications.

ARTICLES

Pro Se Litigants with Disabilities in Family Court
A Proposal for Procedural and Substantive Legal Assistance
Low-income parents with mental disabilities who must litigate in New York State Family Court face enormous procedural and substantive legal obstacles. In matters involving child support in particular, the majority appear without any legal assistance and have little chance of successfully resolving their disputes, to their own detriment as well as that of their families and the courts themselves. The complexities of navigating the family court system are daunting for all pro se parties, but approach impossibility for individuals with mental disabilities. Read More

Americans with Disabilities Act Resources
Documents and resources explaining the rights of and protections for individuals with disabilities under New York State and federal law. Read More

New York State Human Rights Law Offers Few Protections Without Attorney's Fees
The New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) has the potential to offer New Yorkers civil rights protections beyond federal law, but these rights cannot be realized without the provision of attorney’s fees. Read More


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Articles



IN THE NEWS

Gates Chili challenges service dog ruling
The Gates Chili Central School District has asked the Department of Justice to clarify and possibly revoke a ruling that found the district in violation of federal law for refusing to allow an 8-year-old girl to bring her service dog to school on her own. Read More

MAJORITY LEADER JOSEPH D. MORELLE LAUDS DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FINDINGS IN DEVYN PEREIRA CASE
Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle, the Pereira family and the Empire Justice Center highlighted recent findings by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and New York State Education Department (NYSED) which found Gates-Chili Central School District (GCCSD) in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read More






NEWSLETTERS

Disability Law News - January 2009 Issue
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. Featured in this issue is an article "ALJ Statistics Make Waves". Also in this issue you will find articles on Regulations, Court Decisions, Administrative Decisions, and the Bulletin Board along with other articles. Read More





RESOURCES

Americans with Disabilities Act Resources
Documents and resources explaining the rights of and protections for individuals with disabilities under New York State and federal law. Read More