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Legal/Policy Issues

  • AAPD.  American Association of People with Disabilities.  Goals include furthering the productivity, independence and total integration of people with disabilities into all aspects of society, fostering leadership, and supporting full implementation and enforcement of the ADA.
  • ADA Document Center.  This site includes technical assistance information for each of the titles of the act and a vast index of links to other disability-related sites. Review from Atlanta Journal & Constitution, 6/2/97 by John Vargo, Washington Post.
  • The Department of Justice is offering a free CD ROM that covers the following topics: ADA Regulations; ADA Standards For Accessible Design; Technical Assistance Manuals; Resources; Information for Businesses and Service Providers http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adatacd1.htm.
  • Gordon, Michael & Keiser, Shelby (Eds.) (1998).  Accommodations in Higher Education under the Americans with Disabilities Act: A no-nonsense guide for clinicians, educators, administrators, and lawyers. New York: The Guildford Press.
  • Gregg, Noel, Johnson, Yvonne, McKinley, Carolyn (1996). Learning disabilities policy and legal issues: A consumer and practitioner user-friendly guide. Gregg, N., Hoy, C. Gay, A. F. (Eds.). Adults with learning disabilities: Theoretical and practical perspectives.  New York:  The Guilford Press, 329-367.
  • Kevale, Kenneth A., Forness, Steven R. (Fall 1998). The politics of learning disabilities.  Learning Disability Quarterly 21(4), 245-273.
  • WrightsLaw. Includes very well written clarification of the different laws that impact students with disabilities. JoAnne Simon writes "This is an excellent web site -- more oriented toward the IDEA and K-12, but also has a fair amount of postsecondary information.