What is Olmstead?

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Frequently asked questions. What is Olmstead? Olmstead is a 1999 US Supreme Court decision that says it is unlawful to make people with disabilities live in facilities. Olmstead says that you […]

Pre-Employment Transition Services: FAQ

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A new law called the Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires that Vocational Rehabilitation Services provide pre-employment transition services to all students with disabilities.  These services prepare students with disabilities for college and employment. They include:  […]

FERPA: Frequently Asked Questions

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What is FERPA? FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) is a federal law that gives parents and guardians the right to their children’s education records and the right to […]

Paratransit: FAQ

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What is Paratransit? Paratransit is public transportation for people who cannot ride the bus, train, or other publicly available modes of transportation because of their disability. If your city or […]

Accessible Public Transportation: FAQ

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What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights act that provides protections to individuals with disabilities.  It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in […]

Employment Rights: FAQ

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Employment and disability The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the employment rights of people with disabilities who work for employers with more than 15 employees. A disability is a physical […]

Housing Rights During COVID-19

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) enacted a nationwide halt on evictions for nonpayment of rent through March 31, 2021. This is called the CDC eviction moratorium.