Civil Rights Advocacy


Americans with Disabilities Act 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Homepage

ADA Amendments Act of 2008 

Questions and Answers on the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 for Students with Disabilities Attending Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Highlights (covers governmental entities)

Americans with Disabilities Act Title III Highlights (covers public accommodations and commercial facilities) 

Commonly Asked Questions About Child Care Centers and the ADA (U.S. Department of Justice) 

LaPetite Academy - LaPetite Academy had a policy that they would not administer an epinephrine auto-injector.  LaPetite entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, without admitting to violating Title III of the ADA, which required that LaPetite maintain a policy for properly treating anaphylactic reactions and administering epinephrine. 

Lesley University – Lesley University had a requirement that all students living on campus pay for a meal service plan, regardless of the ability of students with food allergies and celiac disease to safely eat the food provided through the meal service plan.  Lesley University entered into a voluntary settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, without admitting to a violation of the ADA, requiring Lesley University to modify its meal service plan so that students with food allergies can safely participate in meals served.  Lesley University was also required to consider exempting from the mandated meal plan purchase students who, due to a disability, cannot fully utilize the meal services plan.