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Advocacy Links

Looking for more legal or government affairs information? We have provided the following links to assist you in your search.

Advocacy Organizations

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)
Visit the website of CCD, a coalition of more than 100 disability-related consumer advocacy groups, and learn what advocates are doing to protect disability rights.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF)
Learn more about federal law and California law affecting the rights of people with disabilities, and how to request legal assistance.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Learn more about civil rights and the United States Supreme Court’s disability-related docket on the Bazelon Center’s website. The Bazelon Center is a nationally recognized law and policy center working to protect the civil rights of people with mental disabilities.

Education

Federal Agencies and Resources
Federal government’s website for disability-related information. Provides links to the Department of Education, useful resources and information about civil rights.

Center for Law and Education
Legal information for parents and advocates about educational rights.

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)
Learn how to be an advocate for your child and link to the website of your state’s department of education.

CADRE
Search an online database of state laws, contact information and procedures for resolving complaints under IDEA.

Employment

Federal Agencies and Resources
Federal government’s website for disability-related information. Provides links for legal rights in the workplace, reasonable accommodations and other important issues.

JobTalk
Learn what the experts have to say about your employment questions on the Epilepsy Foundation’s website.

Public Safety Jobs
The Epilepsy Foundation’s section on public safety jobs provides a general overview of federal law.

ADA Questions
The Disability Business and Technical Assistance Centers offer information and technical advice on the Americans with Disabilities Act and employment-related issues.

Financial Assistance Programs

Federal Agencies and Resources
Federal government’s website for disability-related information. Provides information on income support programs including social security, social security disability, and welfare, as well as Medicare and Medicaid.

Financial Help
Learn about eligibility rules and apply online for Social Security, Social Security Disability Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.

Help for Veterans
Learn about the various benefits available to veterans of the armed forces.

Government Agencies

Federal Agencies and Resources
Federal government’s website for disability-related information. Provides links to various federal agencies, private organizations and general information about laws and policies affecting the rights of individuals with disabilities.

ADA Questions
The Disability Business and Technical Assistance Centers offer information and technical advice on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

National Council on Disability
The National Council on Disability is an independent federal agency which advises Congress on disability-related public policy issues and provides a list of useful resources for people with disabilities.

White House

United States Senate

United States House of Representatives

Health Resources Services Administration

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
There is an epilepsy program at the CDC that focuses on education and awareness.

National Institute of Health

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NINDS is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that are a part of NIH (National Institute of Health). NINDS is where research for epilepsy is conducted at the federal level.

State Government
Locate your state and visit its official homepage to learn more about state services, programs, court decisions and laws.

State Attorney General
Locate your state’s Attorney General and learn more about your state’s consumer protection laws and other laws.

Insurance

State Information and Complaints
Learn about insurance laws in your state and file an online complaint with your state’s insurance regulator.

Federal Assistance
Learn more about the federal government’s health insurance programs for people with disabilities, elderly or income-qualified, and their dependents.

Health Insurance for Children
Learn more about your state’s free or low cost health insurance program for qualified children.

Veteran’s Health Insurance.
Learn about the Veteran’s Administration health benefits program for veterans of the armed forces.

Lawyer Referral Programs

American Bar Association (ABA)

Directory of Lawyers Practicing Disability Law

Directory of Pro Bono Attorneys

Social Security Claimant Representatives
Learn more about the social security appeals process and get a lawyer referral.

Privacy

State and Federal Law Information
Read informative summaries about state and federal laws protecting medical records.

Complaints
File a complaint concerning violations of your federal privacy rights online.

Public Accommodations

Federal Agencies and Resources
Federal government’s website for disability-related information. Provides information on all aspects of community life, including federal law and public accommodations.

Federal Law
Learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act affects restaurants, daycare centers, theaters, recreational venues and other public accommodations.

ADA Questions
The Disability Business and Technical Assistance Centers offer information and technical advice on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Research Links

Federal Agencies and Resources
Federal government’s website for disability-related information. Provides links to various federal agencies, private organizations and general information about laws and policies affecting the rights of individuals with disabilities.

ADA Questions
The Disability Business and Technical Assistance Centers offer information and technical advice on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Cornell Law School - Legal Information Institute
Access federal and state statutes and case decisions. Be sure to visit the Institute’s Disability Law section!

Find Law
Private research engine providing access to federal and state law at no charge.

Federal Legislative Information
Information from the Library of Congress site including summaries and texts of bills in the United States Senate and House of Representatives.

State Laws and Court Decisions
Locate your state and visit its official homepage to learn more about state services, programs, court decisions and laws.

Transportation

ADA Questions
The Disability Business and Technical Assistance Centers offer information and technical advice on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Federal Agencies and Resources
Federal government’s website for disability-related information. Provides links to Department of Transportation, and also provides useful information about transportation related rights, including airport security screening and airline travel.

Public Transportation
Learn about your rights under federal law to accessible transportation and specific state programs.

State Driving Laws
Read informative summaries about the driving laws in your state.

State Department of Motor Vehicles
Each State has its own agency for regulating driver’s and driver’s licensing. Locate the contact information for your state.

Additional information about epilepsy and related issues can be obtained by contacting our Information & Referral Division at (800) EFA-1000 or (800) 332-1000. Also, the National Epilepsy Library (NEL) can conduct a literature search for you and provide you with a copy of relevant articles; for nonmembers there is a $25.00 fee, for members this is a free service. NEL can be reached at (800) 332-4050.