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EEOC—The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability

EEOC—The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability [link]

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability. The ADA also outlaws discrimination against individuals with disabilities in State and local government services, public accommodations, transportation and telecommunications. This booklet explains the part of the ADA that prohibits job discrimination. This part of the law is enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and State and local civil rights enforcement agencies that work with the Commission.”

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EEOC: Americans with Disabilities Act Questions and Answers

US EEOC: Americans with Disabilities Act Questions and Answers [link]

“The Americans with Disabilities Act gives 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.

Fair, swift, and effective enforcement of this landmark civil rights legislation is a high priority of the Federal Government. This booklet is designed to provide answers to some of the most often asked questions about the ADA.”

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US Department of Labor—Employers and the ADA: Myths and Facts

US Department of Labor—Employers and the ADA: Myths and Facts [link]

“Being inclusive of people with disabilities — in recruitment, retention, promotion, and in providing an accessible environment — gives businesses a competitive edge. Below are some of the common myths about how the ADA affects employers and research and facts that negate them.”

Kids as Self-Advocates (KASA)


Kids as Self-Advocates (KASA) [link]

Teaches kids how to be leaders and talk to others about their rights.:

Phone: (207) 458-1009

Email: bbaker@familyvoices.org

Youth in Action: Becoming a Stronger Self-Advocate


Youth in Action: Becoming a Stronger Self-Advocate [link]

Offers a step-by-step guide for telling people about your rights.

Phone: 877-871-0744

SpeakingUp website

Learn About Self-Advocacy: Speaking Up


Learn About Self-Advocacy: Speaking Up [link]

Shares a video about how to stick up for your rights.

Email: rtcweb@umn.edu