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Americans with Disabilities Act


Many questions relating to the eventual impact of the ADA on older persons, both individually and as a group, remain and await clarification through further regulatory and judicial interpretation in particular cases. It is certain, though, that the ADA provides broad, needed civil rights protections for older Americans with mental and physical disabilities in respect to programs sponsored or funded by state and local governments and to public accommodations provided by private enterprises.




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ANSELLO, E. F., and EUSTIS, N. N., guest eds. "Aging and Disabilities: Seeking Common Ground." Generations 16 (1992): 3–99.

COLKER, R., and TUCKER, B. P. The Law of Disability Discrimination, 2d ed. Cincinnati, Ohio: Anderson, 1998.

GOSTIN, L. O., and BEYER, H. A. Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act: Rights and Responsibilities of All Americans. Baltimore: Brookes, 1993.

GOTTLICH, V. "Protection for Nursing Facility Residents Under the ADA." Generations 18 (1994): 43–47

ROTHSTEIN, L. F. Disabilities and the Law, 2d ed. St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 1997.

TUCKER, B. P. Federal Disability Law, 2d ed. St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 1998. WEST, J., ed. The Americans with Disabilities Act: From Policy to Practice. New York: Milbank Memorial Fund, 1991.



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