The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

The scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is more expansive than either of the previously discussed landmark legislative decisions and has been called by some an "emancipation proclamation" for persons with various disabilities. The ADA borrowed heavily from the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and built on the rights described in the earlier act. The groups of persons protected are virtually the same since both acts share the same definition of disability, but the ADA provides a broader scope of privileges because it is not limited to the purview of agencies that are funded by the federal government. The ADA mandates nondiscri-mination in the areas of public entities, public accommodations, employment, architecture, transportation, and communication barriers. As with other legislative acts, the ADA likely has contributed to improving the quality of life and increased the number of opportunities for individuals with mental retardation.

Conquering Fear In The 21th Century

Conquering Fear In The 21th Century

The Ultimate Guide To Overcoming Fear And Getting Breakthroughs. Fear is without doubt among the strongest and most influential emotional responses we have, and it may act as both a protective and destructive force depending upon the situation.

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