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This website has been condensed and is no longer being updated as of November 28, 2016. Some resources previously available on this website may no longer be available. Content may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available. An upcoming 2017 website for the new National Center of Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) will provide an enhanced experience in access to national legal resource support in the priority legal issue areas currently featured on this site. The new NCLER Website will include access to:

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NCLER experts are available now for case consultations in substantive legal issues and technical assistance on the enhancement of legal service delivery systems. Please Contact ncler@justiceinaging.org

Disability Law

Disability Transportation Programs
Source: Disability.gov
Content Type: Website
A listing of federal transportation programs.

Disability Rights
Source: National Council on Disability
Content Type: Website
The NCD website provides information to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.

Disability Rights
Source: National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
Content Type: Website
The NCIL website is an organization run by and for people with disabilities that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities. The NCIL strives to eliminate disability-based discrimination, and create opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in the legislative process to affect change.

A Guide to Disability Rights Laws, 2005
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Content Type: Guide
An overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensures equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Source: U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act
Content Type: Website
Comprehensive website that provides guidance for disabled individuals, advocates, caretakers, and state and local governments regarding ADA standards, regulations, and enforcement, etc. The website also provides a toll-free telephone number that provides answers to general and technical questions about the ADA and to order technical assistance materials.

ADA Center Resources Locator
Source: The Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC)
Content Type: Website
Access to a national network of ten regional DBTAC Americans with Disabilities Act Centers that provide complete and experienced services for information, referrals, resources, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to businesses, employers, government entities, individuals with disabilities, as well as media and news reporters.

Fair Housing Laws
Source: The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
Content Type: Website
Information and links to Fair Housing Laws and Presidential Executive Orders.

Disability Housing Rights, Responsibilities, and Resources
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Content Type: Website
Answers to frequently asked questions on the housing rights of people with disabilities and the responsibilities of housing providers and building and design professionals under federal law.

Disability Rights: Housing and Civil Enforcement
Source: United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
Content Type: Website
Description of the Fair Housing Act.

Disability Rights: Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons
Source: United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
Content Type: Website
Information about the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons and enforcing the rights of institutionalized persons with disabilities to receive adequate habilitation and active treatment and to be served in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs

Aging and Disabled Home and Community Based Services
Source: The Clearinghouse for Home and Community Based Services
Content Type: Website
Information on home and community-based services research, policy making, and program development.

Disability Rights: Olmstead Decision
Source: Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Content Type: Website
Information about the United States Supreme Court decision Olmstead v. L.C. The Supreme Court held that the unnecessary segregation of individuals with disabilities in institutions may constitute discrimination based on disability. The websites alsooffers news, publications, articles and reports addressing the decision.

Disability Rights: Olmstead Decision
Source: Virginia Elder Rights Coalition
Content Type: Website
Information regarding the Virginia's response to the Olmstead decision and provides links to other states addressing the Olmstead Decision.

Disability Resources
Source: Disability.gov
Content Type: Website
Easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits. The website provides the ability to research disability resources in all 50 states through the Find State and Local Resources map.

Aging and Disability Resources
Source: The Aging and Disability Resource Center Program (ADRC)
Content Type: Website
This website is designed to streamline access to long-term care. The ADRC program provides states with an opportunity to effectively integrate the full range of long-term supports and services into a single, coordinated system where people of all ages, incomes and disabilities can go to get information on the full range of long-term support options.

Aging and Disability Resources
Source: The U.S. Administration on Aging sponsors the Technical Assistance Exchange (TAE)
Content Type: Website
This website provides information and resources to states and community organizations that are designing, implementing or expanding Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) and other types of single entry point systems and to build a community of stakeholders involved in making changes to their long term care systems to exchange ideas, knowledge and best practices.

Aging and Disability Resource Center Locator
Source: Aging and Disability Resource Center
Content Type: Website
This website provides an interactive map to locate the Aging and Disability Resource Center in the state and county in which you live. The website also provides information to help locate assistance through other state and local organizations in states or counties where there is not an ADRC.

Aging and Disabled Policy, Programs, and Resources
Source: The National Association of State Units on Aging
Content Type: Website
The National Association of State Units on Aging represents the nation’s 56 officially designated state and territorial agencies on aging. The Association’s website provides reports and other resources to the nation's aging and disabled as well as articulates a national policy on home and community based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

Navigating Medicare and Medicaid, 2005: A Resource Guide for People with Disabilities, Their Families, and Their Advocates
Source: The Kaiser Family Foundation
Content Type: Guide
The guide explains the critical role Medicare and Medicaid has in the lives of adults and seniors with disabilities, and gives people with disabilities new information to help them get the most from the programs.

Disability Research Programs
Source: The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
Content Type: Website
The NIDRR conducts and coordinates research programs and related activities to assist in achieving full inclusion, social integration, employment and independent living of people with disabilities.