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A Guide to Disability Rights Laws - This publication lists laws that protect the civil rights of people with disabilities. In addition it explains each law and provides contact information.
Americans With Disabilities Act Home Page - this web page provides information and technical assistance with regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Americans With Disabilities Act: Civil Rights for People With Disabilities (Copyright © Center for Disability Rights) - This fact sheet discusses frequently asked questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act. It also provides information on Internet resources, books, and videos that can assist people with disabilities.
CDR Guide to Disability Rights (and Dealing With the System) (Copyright © Council for Disability Rights) - This website offers advice and referrals on the following subjects: employment, free medication, Social Security benefits, special education, tax benefits for families, and finding other helpful resources.
Equal Opportunity and Protection Under the Law - This section of DisabilityInfo.gov provides links to information on the ADA and other federal civil rights laws pertaining to people with disabilities, their families, employers, and community members.
Rights And Protection And Advocacy - This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about legal issues and mental health. It also provides links to multiple organizations.
Social Security: Disability Benefits - This publication offers information on disability benefits including who is eligible, how to apply, and how disability is determined.
Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (Copyright © Job Accommodation Network) - This site lists local vocational rehabilitation agencies, which provide a wealth of resources related to employment options for people with disabilities.
What You Need to Know When You Get Social Security Disability Benefits - This booklet explains some of your rights and responsibilities when you receive disability benefits from Social Security. It provides information on reporting changes that could affect your benefits, reviewing your medical condition, and returning to work.
Your Ticket To Work - This publication explains how the Ticket to Work program can help you find employment and use an employment network. It also provides toll-free numbers to help you find more information.
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Content last updated March 29, 2010.
Resources last updated March 29, 2010.
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