The AHEAD Board of Directors announced its support of the ADA Restoration Act in February, 2008 with a direct mailing to the membership. As negotiations on language continued to move forward, this support was reiterated and reaffirmed by the Board in June 2008.
AHEAD encourages all members to become more informed about this vital, pending legislation that affects the work we do. To that end, we have created this reference page as a resource.
• AHEAD Board member, Scott Lissner’s ALERT article on the Act that relates issues to postsecondary education
• Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Website on the ADA Restoration, including links to testimony, Websites of various supporting associations, news, and information on how to take action http://www.c-c-d.org/task_forces/rights/tf-rights-ada.htm
• National Council on Disability “Response to Arguments Opposing ADA Restoration” that presents and disputes common arguments against the Act.
• RECENT NEWS: “ADA Compromise on Tap” Human Resource Executive Online: article on compromise language being discussed by disability advocates and business leaders http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=98513292
Many in the field of disability services, including AHEAD, strongly believe that the ADA Restoration Act will restore the original intent of the Congress to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. We encourage your active support of this important piece of legislation. Also, we invite you to review these informational resources and to join the discourse.
AHEAD’s official comments submitted in response to the Department of Justice Notice of Proposed Rule Making regarding Titles II and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Download document here.