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Survey Research Report

The New England ADA Center publishes the results of our research study about the challenges that municipalities face in implementing the ADA

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Data on Disability in Cities

Research findings about the true nature for disability in New England Cities! 

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The Forefront of Disability Rights for Addiction and Recovery

 

Join us for a panel discussion focused on the civil rights of people in recovery from subtance and opioid use disorder. Click the link for more information. a

Employment and the Use of Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Question: I am having surgery and will be out of work for a few days. When I return, I am required to undergo a fitness for duty exam. Can I be fired for using Suboxone?

For the answer, click here.

President George H.W. Bush signing the ADA on July 26, 1990
Addiction, Recovery and the ADA

The ADA protects people with addiction and in recovery.

Know your rights!

Fair Housing Act, ADA and Section 504

Free, and self-paced with a certificate of course completion.

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ADA Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments. ADAActionGuide.org
ADA Action Guide for Cities and Towns!

7 Steps cities and towns can take to implement the ADA

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Submit an ADA Question

All questions are confidential

Call:1-800-949-4232 (voice/TTY)

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The single user toilet room complies with the 1991 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, and the sink overlaps the space required at a toilet. Does the single user toilet room have to be renovated so that it complies with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design?
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In restaurants, cafeterias, and bars how much needs to be devoted to accessible seating?
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I have diabetes. Is this a disability under the ADA?
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Are municipal websites required to be accessible?
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I was fired from my job because I tested positive for marijuana. I have a prescription for marijuana to help manage pain related to my MS. Can my employer fire me?

Submit an ADA Question

All questions are confidential

Call:1-800-949-4232 (voice/TTY)

Or, fill out the form and a staff member will contact you.

If a single user toilet room is added to a second story of a building that does not require vertical access e.g. an elevator, does the single user toilet room toilet need to be made accessible?
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A hotel room is occupied by a guest with a service animal. The hotel guest provides a mat for the animal to urinate on in the room. The mat has been allowed to overflow. The hotel manager wants to know if the hotel can do anything about the situation.
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I have diabetes. Is this a disability under the ADA?
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Most of the towns playgrounds were built before the ADA was amended and are not accessible. Aren’t existing playgrounds grandfathered?
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Is alcoholism covered under the ADA?

Submit an ADA Question

All questions are confidential

Call:1-800-949-4232 (voice/TTY)

Or, fill out the form and a staff member will contact you.

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Does the staff toilet room in a workplace have to be accessible?
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A disability coordinator at a museum has received requests to provide wheelchairs and wheelchair pushers. The museum is concerned about liability issues. What does ADA require?
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I have an emotional support animal. Where do I register it as a service animal?
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A student with a disability wants to take an online course and needs extended time. The student was told that he can't have extended time for online courses because the professor doesn’t want students to procrastinate until the end of the semester. What can the student do?
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If an employer has a zero tolerance drug policy, and an employee tests positive because they take Suboxone, a drug used to treat opioid usage, as prescribed by a doctor, can they be denied employment?



























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