Disability Rights

Striving for an America free of discrimination against people with disabilities, where they are valued, integrated members of society with full access to education, homes, health care, jobs, voting, and beyond.

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What you need to know

70%
Seventy percent of public school students who are physically restrained or secluded have disabilities.
60%
Sixty percent of people in local jails have some form of mental disability.
$15,000 or less
Forty-eight percent of people with disabilities have a personal income of $15,000 or less.

What's at Stake

The ACLU strives for an America free of discrimination against people with disabilities; where people with disabilities are valued, integrated members of society who have full access to education, homes, health care, jobs, families, voting, and civic engagement. We are also committed to ensuring that people with disabilities are no longer segregated into, and overrepresented in, civil and criminal institutions such as nursing homes, psychiatric hospitals, jails, and prisons.

COVID-19 Disability Resources

The ACLU strives for an America free of discrimination against people with disabilities; where people with disabilities are valued, integrated members of society who have full access to education, homes, health care, jobs, families, voting, and civic engagement. We are also committed to ensuring that people with disabilities are no longer segregated into, and overrepresented in, civil and criminal institutions such as nursing homes, psychiatric hospitals, jails, and prisons.

COVID-19 Disability Resources

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