Individual rights advocate

Individual rights advocate

An Individual rights advocate is an advocate "to protect the legal and human rights of individuals with disabilities." [ [http://www.ed.gov/programs/rsapair/index.html US Department of Education website] . Retrieved September 24, 2008.] [ [http://www.cqcapd.state.ny.us/Advocacy/advocacy.htm#pabss PAIR Program website] . Retrieved September 24, 2008.] United States law provides for advocates to protect the legal rights of persons with disabilities. [29 U.S.C.A. § 794e, found at [http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/29/usc_sec_29_00000794---e000-.html The Legal Information Institute (LII) of the Cornell Law School website] . Retrieved September 24, 2008.] This advocacy can be life-changing:

There are some writers who feel that "only individuals have rights," rather than groups. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CEED9113CF93BA35756C0A965958260 New York Times op-ed] . Retrieved September 24, 2008.] [See also "BRIEF AMICI CURIAE,", for "Grutter v. Bollinger", at 14, found at [http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/center/delavega.pdf Univeristy of New Mexico website] . Retrieved September 24, 2008.]

ee also

*ADA Compliance Kit
*American Disability rights movement
*Accessibility
*Developmental disability
*List of disability rights activists
*List of anti-discrimination acts
**Disability discrimination act
* Paralegal
* Victimology

References

External links

* [http://www.abanet.org/irr/hr/winter08/sippel_winter08.html article on ABA website]
* [http://www.humanrightsadvocates.org/ humanrightsadvocates.org website]
* [http://www.advocacyinc.org/index.cfm Advocay Inc. website]


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