Disability-Related Laws and Regulations
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Federal law passed in 1990 that prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.
Department of Justice ADA Home Page
The U.S. Department of Justice's web resource for information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including the text of the law and subsequent regulations, guides, technical manuals, links to federal agencies with ADA responsibilities, informational publications, a toll-free information hotline, news, and mediation services.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Full text of IDEA which mandates that that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for employment and independent living.
Social Security Act
Social Security Administration (SSA) website with links to the full text of the Social Security Act, SSA's current program rules, regulations, Commissioner rulings, and employee operating instructions.
Security Administration's (SSA) Amendments to the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program; Final Rule
SSA's final regulations for the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program (Ticket to Work program), authorized by the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999. The final regulations were published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2008 and will go in to effect on July 21, 2008. These new regulations are intended to significantly improve the Ticket Program and provide greater opportunities for service providers, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies, and employers to become Employment Networks, and to expand the choices available to SSA beneficiaries who want to enter or re-enter the workforce.
Ticket to Work Program and the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Act
Social Security Administration (SSA) program designed to help individuals with disabilities who are receiving SSA benefits find and maintain employment.
The Social Security Administration's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 9/30/05
The Social Security Administration's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise the regulations for the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program (Ticket to Work program), authorized by the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999.
Vocational Rehabilitation Regulations
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provides financial assistance to projects expanding and improving Rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, regulations
Full text of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in any federal program or activity.
Section 508 of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires all Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology is accessible to employees and members of the public with disabilities to the extent it does not pose an "undue burden."
Workforce Investment Act Statute and Regulations
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 WIA reformed Federal job training programs and created a new, comprehensive and customer-focused workforce investment system. Title IV of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), includes the amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and ties the provisions of the Rehabilitation Act more closely to the integrated workforce system as mandated by the WIA.
Workforce Investment Act (WIA):
Section 188 WIA Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Regulations Workforce Investment Act, Final Regulations
Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Section 188 Implementation of the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions
Final regulations implementing the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), which are contained in section 188 of WIA. Section 188 prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, and for beneficiaries only, citizenship or participation in a WIA Title I-financially assisted program or activity.
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