Know Your Rights

An overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities

The disability rights movement has brought about significant progress and increased opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Landmark legislation has created meaningful change for people with disabilities and opened doors to employment, education, housing and other access to community life.

Key Federal Laws

An exhaustive list of the most important recent federal laws and how they have impacted the disability community.

Where Your Rights Come From

Most people know about the Americans with Disabilities Act. But what about the Air Carrier Access Act or the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act?

Disability Rights Timeline

Explore an interactive timeline which shows the evolution of disability rights laws over the past 100 years.