LINCS Legal/Rights Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

This U.S. Department of Justice site contains an overview and the actual text of the ADA, myths and facts about the ADA, Technical Assistance Manuals for Titles II and III of the act, Proposed Rules of the ADA and other pertinent information: www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

The Bazelon Center uses litigation and federal policy to define and uphold the legal rights of children, adults and elders with mental disabilities and to create approaches to meeting their needs that will ensure them choice and dignity. Staff attorneys provide training and technical assistance to legal services, protection and advocacy, state ombudsman programs and other advocates for low-income individuals and families: www.bazelon.org.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF)

DREDF provides advocacy and legal assistance to adults or parents of children with disabilities. The site features legal issues and legislation, a newsletter, related website links and a hotline: www.dredf.org.

Wrightslaw—The Special Ed Advocate

Although the author sells his books and consultation services, he also has free information about advocacy and legal issues or laws affecting children with disabilities. Texts of case laws, statutes and federal regulations are available. The Special Ed Advocate is a free online newsletter: www.wrightslaw.com.