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Rights of the Disabled - Other Statutes

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Several other statutes also protect the rights of disabled individuals. Similar to the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. While the Rehabilitation Act governs only programs and activities which receive federal funding, the ADA applies to those entities that do not receive federal assistance. The Fair Housing Act of 1968, bars discrimination against disabled individuals with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling. Moreover, the Developmentally Disabled Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 1996, is designed to improve the conditions of those with mental impairments.

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