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Legislation and Rights
Legislation has helped to expand the rights of the disabled and give them a greater role in society, but more action is needed. There are still access and discrimination questions that, until resolved, continue the exclusion of millions of individuals with disabilities. The primary purpose of all the legislation listed here is to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to become fully integrated into society. For example, passing legislation outlawing discrimination based on disability status allows more individuals with disabilities to enter the work force and become self sufficient. The following legislation or laws define the rights of people with disabilities.
This page, written by New Horizons Un-Limited staff, covers national (U.S.) legislation enacted on the rights for people with disabilities. This section is intended to give an overview of legislation aimed at aiding the disabled. The primary purpose of all the legislation listed here is to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to become fully integrated into society.
Health Care Legislation
This page written by New Horizons Un-Limited staff, covers national (U.S.) legislation on health and care issues that have been enacted for people with disabilities.
This page written by New Horizons Un-Limited staff, covers national (U.S.) legislation and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) initiatives and directives that have been enacted on housing and housing accessibility for people with disabilities.
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