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Americans with Disabilities - ADA & ADAAA

Americans with Disabilities―RA and ADA (including ADAAA)

Two federal laws―the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (RA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), including the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)―generally prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities in higher education and the workplace. Some state laws may go further than these federal laws in prohibiting discrimination. Adults with ADHD may sometimes be eligible for protection and accommodations in higher education and the workplace under these state laws.


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