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Pro Se Litigants with Disabilities in Family Court

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


ADA Regulations Defining Disability Available for Public Comment

Significant changes to the definition of disability became effective on January 1, 2009 under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA.) Read More


The American with Disabilities Act Amendments in Effect

The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAA) went into effect on January 1, 2009. The Act makes important changes to the definition of the term "disability" by rejecting the holdings in several Supreme Court decisions and portions of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Read More


The American with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008

On September 25, 2008, the President signed the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008 (ADAA).  The Act makes important changes to the definition of the term "disability" by rejecting the holdings in several Supreme Court decisions and portions of Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Read More


Americans With Disabilities Act Fact Sheet

Your Rights Under Section 504 and The Americans With Disabilities Act. Read More


The Building Bridges Project Updated December 2005

Approximately 54 million Americans live with a disability and research to date suggests that women with disabilities (cognitive, physical, psychiatric, or sensory) experience domestic violence, abuse, sexual assault and stalking at higher or similar rates than non-disabled women. Read More