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Asian parents with two children (one with an apparent disabiilty) gather around a historical information panel  at the Los Rios Historical District for a smiling family photo. The  daughter is leaning over the top of the panel.
Disabled Parenting Within Multigenerational Families

January 31, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Presenters will discuss issues that may or may not contribute to adults or parents with disabilities continuing to live with their families of origin.

Register today.

A row of prison cells.
Forum: Disrupting the Prison Pipeline

February 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT

Speakers will discuss the connection between people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and the criminal justice system.

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Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Dorchak (white middle-aged man in a grey suit) presented Oce Harrison, Project Director of the New England ADA Center (white middle-aged woman with short dark hair) with the award and is joined by Gabriela Bonome-Sims (white middle-aged woman with long dark hair) Deputy Director, Institute for Human Centered Design.
Mass U.S. Attorney's Office Honored the New England ADA Center for Exceptional Service in Community Outreach for Opioid Civil Rights Work

Asst. U.S. Atty. Gregory Dorchak (left) gave Oce Harrison, the award joined by Gabriela Bonome-Sims (right) Deputy Director, IHCD.

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President George H. W. Bush signing the ADA into law
Addiction, Recovery and the ADA

People with addiction to alcohol and in recovery from opioids and other drugs are people with disabilities too!

Learn about your rights!

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Guidance on the ADA and COVID-19

Read how the ADA relates to programs and services during the pandemic.

What you should know.

Disability data in Massachusetts. Bar chart showing disability types and populations of each.
Research Reports

Read our data on disability and the challenges to implementing the ADA in New England.

Read our research reports.

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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An architect is designing a two story factory, 50,000 sq feet per story. Is an elevator required?
COVID-19
Our store's policy requires customers to wear face masks. I recently had a customer who said they have a disability and therefore can’t wear a mask. I am concerned about the safety of our staff and other customers. What should I do?
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I have diabetes. Is this a disability under the ADA?
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A neighborhood sidewalk is obstructed by a big tree, making it impossible for people with disabilities to use the sidewalk. The road and sidewalk were recently redone. What does the law require?
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Can the company holiday party be held in an inaccessible location?

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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Is anxiety considered a disability?
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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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Is pregnancy covered by 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.

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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In restaurants, cafeterias, and bars how much needs to be devoted to accessible seating?
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I have cancer. Is this a disability under the ADA?
COVID-19
Our town hall is open and requires everyone to wear a face mask. We recently had a person who said he has a disability and therefore can’t wear a mask. I am concerned about the safety of our staff and other people from the public. What should we 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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