Disability Rights Maine's Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury program is a federally funded initiative. DRM works to protect and enforce the rights of people with brain injuries and to improve access to health, employment, education, and other services for people with brain injury in Maine.
How to Request a COVID-Related Reasonable Accommodation
Everyone’s life is currently affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of COVID-19, many providers have made new rules and changed the way they offer services to people with disabilities. Sometimes these new rules make it hard for people to access their services because of their disability. If you or someone you know is having difficulty receiving services because of these new rules, you might be able to request a “reasonable accommodation” based on your disability. This webinar will talk about what a reasonable accommodation is, how to request a reasonable accommodation and what to do if your provider says no. There will also be time at the end for questions and answers.
Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants Program Guidance Manual (2007).
Advisory for Recipients of Financial Assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice on Levying Fines and Fees on Juveniles (January 2017).
Dear Colleague Letter on Enforcement of Fines and Fees (March 2016).
ADA Myths and Facts (1995).
Common ADA Problems at Newly Constructed Lodging Facilities (November 1999).
Title II Highlights (last updated 2008).
Title III Highlights (last updated 2008).
Commonly Asked Questions About Service Animals in Places of Business (July 1996).
ADA Business Brief: Service Animals (April 2002).
Prior Joint Statement of the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development Group Homes, Local Land Use, and the Fair Housing Act (August 18, 1999).
Letter to Alain Baudry, Esq., with standards for conducting internal audit in a non-discriminatory fashion (December 4, 2009).
Letter to Esmeralda Zendejas on how to determine whether lawful permanent residents are protected against citizenship status discrimination (May 30, 2012).
Common ADA Errors and Omissions in New Construction and Alterations (June 1997).
Common Questions: Readily Achievable Barrier Removal and Design Details: Van Accessible Parking Spaces (August 1996).
Website guidance on bailing-out procedures under section 4(b) and section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (2004).
Americans with Disabilities Act Questions and Answers (May 2002).
Statement of the Department of Justice on Application of the Integration Mandate of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead v. L.C. to State and Local Governments' Employment Service Systems for Individuals with Disabilities (October 31, 2016).
Brain Injury Association of America, Maine Chapter
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is a national
nonprofit organization founded in 1980. BIAA's mission is to advance
brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to
improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.
BIAA established its Maine Chapter in 2013 to address the needs of
individuals with brain injury and their families who live in Maine.
The BIAA - Maine Chapter works to increase awareness of brain injury,
provide information, resources and support, and advocate for prevention
and improved funding and services across Maine.
This manual is intended to provide a simple yet informative overview of how to be a self-advocate. This manual is not a substitute for legal advice. If you have specific questions or need assistance with a particular issue, please contact Disability Rights Maine.