How Can I Understand my Legal Rights as a Person with a Disability?
The first step to understanding your legal rights is to do your homework. You can start by exploring our website for resources in regard to education, advocacy, and work. Information from the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, can be found at www.ada.gov/cguide.htm.
Learning about the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 will help you to understand how the ADAAA broadens coverage for many individuals. Other helpful resources include your state National Disability Rights Network and the Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance Centers.
Disclaimer: The National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND) does not offer legal advice but NOND does offer resources to help you understand your rights, protections, and responsibilities within various Disability Rights Laws.