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News: January 29, 2008

ADA Restoration Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and signed by President George H.W. Bush in order to give people with disabilities a chance to be judged fairly. The Supreme Court and the lower courts have dramatically changed the meaning of "disability" under the ADA over the past eight years, since the Sutton v. United Airlines decision. Courts have ruled that people with epilepsy, diabetes, intellectual and developmental disabilities, muscular dystrophy, and cancer (among many others) are not "disabled" for purposes of the ADA. This is not what Congress intended when it passed the ADA in 1990.

The ADA Restoration Act of 2007 restores the original intent of the ADA by:

For more information, go to the ADA Restoration Page website, sponsored by the national Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.

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