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This guide provides a general overview of disability law.

Resources at the Hamilton County Law Library

About This Guide

This guide is intended to give some basic information on Disability Law.

They are many types of issues with Disability, such as, Discrimination, Social Security benefits, Employment, Educational, Public Accommodations, Governmental services, Housing, Transportation, and Telecommunications.  

Disclaimer: Hamilton County Law Library staff, as a service to its patrons, provides reference services and information, including these research guides. To protect the public interest, Ohio law requires that legal advice and services be rendered only by qualified attorneys who are subject to the guidelines of the courts. Library staff members do not interpret the law, provide legal advice, or explain court procedures. The information provided is not a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. None of our services shall be construed as giving legal advice.

Statutes and Codes

American with Disabilities Act   http://www.ada.gov/pubs/ada.htm

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act   http://idea.ed.gov/

Rehabilitation Act  https://www.civilrights.dot.gov/civil-rights-library/laws-codes-regulations/public-laws/rehabilitation-act-1973

Family Medical Leave Act   http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/index.htm

Helpful Websites and Agencies

Social Security Benefits for People with Disabilities   http://www.socialsecurity.gov/disability/

Social Security: Apply for Disability Benefits   http://www.ssa.gov/applyfordisability/index.htm

Ohio Disability Rights  http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org/topic-areas

Ohio Civil Rights Commission  http://crc.ohio.gov/

Department of Justice: Disability Rights:  http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/drs/

Department of Justice: A Guide to Disability Rights Law    http://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm

Federal ADA and Disability Resources  http://www.ada.gov/ada_fed_resources.htm

Subject Guide

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We cannot provide research by phone or email, except for governmental officials and subscribers.  Please come into the library for research guidance and self-help.

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Need Legal Assistance?

Need legal help?

The Law Library is open to the public for self-help during its regular business hours.  The information provided is not a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney.

For legal assistance, consider the following organizations:

• Lawyer Referral Service, Cincinnati Bar Association A free referral and a reduced consultation fee for the first 30 minutes http://www.cincybar.org/about/services/lawyer-referral-service.php 513.381.8359

• Lawyer Referral Service, Northern Kentucky Bar Association A free referral with hourly fees established by particpating attorneys http://www.nkybar.com/includes/referral.aspx 859.781.1525

• Legal Aid of Greater Cincinnati Legal representation, information, advice and referral for people in need of legal help http://www.lascinti.org/ 513.241.9400

• Pro Seniors Legal Hotline and Referral Service Help for persons over the age of 60 http://www.proseniors.org 800.488.6070

• Disability Rights Ohio Advocates for the human, civil, and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org 800.282.9181

• Ohio Attorney General, Services for Consumers Help resolving consumer issues, tips on scams and deceptive practices http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Individuals-and-Families/Consumers 800.282.0515