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Abuse and Neglect of Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Public Health Priority for the State of California

Protection and Advocacy, Inc. (2003), 59 pages
Report, written collaboratively by Protection and Advocacy, Inc., State Council on Developmental Disabilities, USC University Affiliated Program, and The Tarjan Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCLA, describes the nature and extent of abuse and neglect of persons with developmental disabilities and identifies the systemic issues underlying the increased risk for victimization of this population. Major findings and recommendations are presented and discussed.
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Access for 9-1-1 and Telephone Emergency Services

U.S. Department of Justice (1998), 10 pages
Publication explaining the requirements for direct, equal access to 9-1-1 for persons who use teletypewriters (TTYs).
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Accessibility of State and Local Government Websites to People with Disabilities

Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice (2003), 5 pages
Publication providing guidance on making state and local government websites accessible to persons with disabilities. It includes resources for Web developers.
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ADA Title II Technical Assistance Manual Covering State and Local Government Programs and Services

U.S. Department of Justice (1993), 56 pages
Manual on ADA requirements explains in lay terms what state and local governments must do to ensure that their services, programs, and activities are provided to the public in a nondiscriminatory manner. It provides numerous practical examples.
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HTML – Spanish print edition available from the ADA Information Line

ADA Title II Highlights

8-page, bullet-form outline of key ADA requirements.
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HTML – Spanish (Puntos Destacados del Titulo II)

Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA Guide for Small Towns

U.S. Department of Justice (March 2000), 25 pages 
Guide presenting an informal overview of basic ADA requirements as well as cost-effective tips small towns can use to comply with the ADA.
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Commonly Asked Questions About Title II of the ADA

U.S. Department of Justice, 6 pages
Fact sheet explaining the requirements of the ADA for State and local governments.
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Spanish edition available from the ADA Information Line.

The ADA and City Governments: Common Problems

U.S. Department of Justice (2008), 9 pages
Document containing a sampling of common problems shared by city governments of all sizes, provides examples of common deficiencies and explains how these problems affect persons with disabilities.
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