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  • Americans with Disability Act
    Americans with Disability Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. It is the United States’ most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and ensures that they are given the same opportunities as a person without disabilities to live, work, and participate in the community.

Disability Rights Nebraska created these law-in-brief series to assist individuals with understanding different aspects of the law. These shortened versions provide essential information about the law without delving into extensive detail. These fact sheets are intended for educational purposes only; it is not legal advice.



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Ways to get involved:

  • Connecting donors to causes they care most about.

  • Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by tax law.

  • Become a trained advocate to stand with families to help navigate the educational system for children with disabilities.