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Communicating and Your Rights

The Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws say that people cannot be treated differently just because they have a disability. That means that people with disabilities have a right to live, work, and spend free time however they want. It also means that other people cannot tell a person they are not able to do something only because they have disability.

The Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws also provide guidelines about the ways youth with disabilities communicate about their disability and the support they need. The next two sections are an introduction to those rights.

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