About Getting ADA Support


The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed in 1990 and to this day receives overwhelming support from the public in general, though the nuances of the act are still something of a bone of contention in both the halls of government and the general public. Still, people who the Americans with Disabilities Act (or ADA) helps generally receive a great deal of support in both government, business and public relations situations if they have been denied the protections due to them. If you have a disability and have been denied the reasonable accommodations a business is legally required to make for you in order to fulfill the rules inside the ADA, then you may need ADA support. But this support is difficult to get, even with the assistance of others. Simply knowing what support is available is a difficult thing on its own.

Most people who deny the disabled reasonable accommodations are usually pretty demanding when they expect the disabled to prove they have a problem. Many times, as with collecting disability SSDI and other benefits, a great deal of ADA support comes from the verification of medical professionals. Keeping detailed records of your medical problem will likely go a long way, as well regularly receiving treatment for your disability. Typically a signed statement from a certified medical professional will be enough to get most people and organizations to make accommodations before the matter goes to court. If you are not receiving treatment for your disability from a medical professional, you will want to start.

However, to prove your disability, you will definitely need to be willing to share your medical records with the legal system if it comes down to a court case. If a person denying the disabled accommodations does not trust in the signed statements of a medical professional, they will likely take the case to a court.

If you still do not get the accommodations you need to function in a setting, you may need to get the government involved. The first thing to do is to examine the ADA itself. The United States government offers an entire website full of information at ada.gov filled with information about the ADA and its implications in a number of spheres of public life. If you read this site thoroughly and still are not sure if you have a case, contacting the United States Justice Department through ada.gov is probably a good idea to ask a few questions and maybe even share your situation with another person who is more knowledgeable about the law to see what can be done.

If the case does go to court, you’ll want to get a good disability lawyer on your side. If you have successfully appealed a rejected application for SSDI, the lawyer who represented you is likely a good one to hire. If you do go to court, the medical professionals who are treating your disability may also need to make statements, so having them on hand and alerting them of the case as it develops is likely a very good idea.