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RHS 100 1918 1935 1950 1954 1961 1968 1973 LA gt 0 PP8 Legislation for Dis ability Rights The Smith Sears Veterans Rehabilitation Act provided for the promotion of vocational rehabilitation and return to civil employment of disabled persons discharged from the US military The Social Security Act was passed This established federally funded old age benefits and funds to states for assistance to blind individuals and disabled children The act extended existing vocational rehabilitation programs Social Security Amendments established a federal state program to aid permanently and totally disabled persons Vocational Rehabilitation Amendments were passed that authorized federal grants to expand programs available to people with physical disabilities The American National Standard Institute ANSI published the American Standards Specifications for Making Buildings Accessible to and Usable by the Physically Handicapped This landmark document became the basis for subsequent architectural access codes before the Universal Design The Architectural Barriers Act prohibited architectural barriers in all federally owned or leased buildings The Rehabilitation Act passed Sections 501 503 and 504 prohibited discrimination in federal programs and services funded by federal money Important language included No otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States shall solely by reason of his handicap be excluded from the participation in be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal funding Section 504 civil rights legislation prohibits discrimination against any disability in federally funded programs Prohibits discrimination against any disabled person from receiving federal funding Disability must substantially limit one or more ofthe person s major life functions Requires schools to provide a free appropriate public education FAPE to disabled students FAPE is defined as the provision of general of special education and related aids and services to meet education needs Provides the framework and language behind the requirements to provide reasonable accommodations and modifications 1975 1978 1985 1986 1990 Served as the foundation and framework for the ADA passed in 1990 The Education of All Handicapped Children Act required free appropriate public education in the least restrictive setting Later renamed The Individuals With Dis abilities Education Act IDEA Provided protection and advocacy services Title VII 7 ofthe Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1978 established the first federal funding for consumer controlled independent living centers and created the National Council ofthe Handicapped under the UD Dept of Ed The mental Illness Bill of Rights Act required states to provide protection and advocacy services for people with psychological disabilities The Employment Opportunities for Disabled Americans Act was passed allowing recipients of SSI and Social Security Disability Insurance to keep benefits especially medical coverage after they obtain work ADA provided civil rights protection for people with disabilities Modeled after the civil rights act and Section 504 the law was the most sweeping legislation in history Requirements 1 Must have a physical or mental disability that limits one or more major life activities 2 Must have a record ofthe impairment 3 Must be regarded as having the impairment