Having a disability is difficult enough, there are a lot of learning and studying involved to find the best possible way to make your or your child's life comfortable. Many parents of children who have disabilities tend to research a lot and connect to the proper agencies. What if you are an adult, or a person who has lived a life with no disability and face becoming disabled? Where can you go to learn more?
The internet is a wonderful research tool for that type of information, however, you may learn about these two resources: I.D.E.A. And the A.D.A.
I.D.E. A. is an acronym for Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. This particular Act is pertinent to those individuals who have disabilities between the ages of birth to 21 years of age. The particulars of the Act include the right (afforded by the US Constitution) meaning it is Federal Law, to ensure States provide education services (or Early Intervention) to people who have disabilities in 13 specific disability categories. The two main goals of the Act is to ensure that children who have disabilities are taught life skills thus ensuring their ability to work, further their education, and live an independent life. And two, to make sure that a free education is available and designed to meet the needs of students who have disabilities. This law is specifically for organizations that receive federal money to support their programs.
The A.D.A. Is an acronym for the American Disabilities Act. This Act disallows employers to discriminate against an employee or even a potential employee due to disability. This Act is applicable to private sector, State and Municipal jobs. Other areas of interest included in this Act are communications, public transportation, and the United States Congress.
In addition to the above mentioned laws there are laws that prohibit against housing discrimination, provide the right to vote, provide the right to all other human rights. Remember these are all applicable if you live independently or within a facility.
Ignorance of laws is not an excuse, and by you searching out the proper places to get help you can provide yourself and others who may have a disability with the safety they require. Gaining the knowledge is only part of the equation, seeking out others who may be able to help you is the other part and lastly making the general public aware is the last part of this equation.
The United States constitution was created to remind us of the rights we have been given by God, and created laws to make sure no one infringes upon those rights. As citizens of the United States you must be vigilant in seeking out the knowledge to protect your rights so that you may live a better life, but in addition to make sure all citizens continue to be protected regardless of age, race and religion thus creating a tolerant society for all.
Malka Maxwell currently lives on the East Coast of the United States. How To Get Ahead With Resumes (revised) is her first published book.
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